Proverbs 23:77 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Imagination is a very important thing in prayer and daily life. By imagination, I mean the picture of what we desire. It must be clearly designed, and this desire must be held in our mind as we pray.
What many of us often forget the laws governing life. We all know that it takes some time for clouds to be formed and produce rain. Also, not all clouds do bring rain—tiny clouds cannot bring rain. Similarly, every desire in us that is not that is not clear cannot be backed by God. The truth is God backs well pictures desires that have been watered with faith.
Remember, the Lord Jesus never healed anyone without the person having a conception or a clear desire or picture in mind. God desire us to have a clear picture of what we want before coming to him to ask for the materialisation. If we do not have clear picture, or if we have a wondering picture God cannot help us. Psalm 37: 3 and 4 says that we need to trust in the Lord, do good and He shall give us the desire of our heart. Soon after that, the bible says that we need to commit our ways to Him. After knowing what we want, we need ask him to materialise it. When we ask he will let His Holy Spirit move and make it become real.
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.