“Jesus said to him, ‘If you are able! – All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’ … He said to them, ‘This kind can come out only through prayer (and fasting).’”
Again we read a situation where unbelief hinders healing. The father of the boy possessed by an evil spirit speaks for most of us, “I believe; help my unbelief.” Jesus provides us a key to belief, a key to readiness to fight and defeat evil spirits, to overcome our unbelief when he tells us, “This kind can come out only through prayer (and fasting).” Prayer before an event is recognized, prayer when one is occurring and prayer afterwards. Unceasing prayer keeps us close to God. Prayer prepares us to standup to and defeat the situations, and the people who attack us. Oh God I believe, help my unbelief!