Effectual prayer accomplishes much. It is the key to developing an intimate relationship between you and God. How do you get an effective prayer life going?
Set aside a time and place for daily prayer. This is the single most important thing you can do. This will become your daily appointment with God.
Begin your prayer times by slowing down and quieting down. When we come to pray agitated and stressed, it is Difficult to keep our thoughts straight. Spend a few minutes just relaxing and praising God before starting prayer.
Take a few moments to read from the Bible and direct attention toward God. Use a Bible passage you are already familiar and that builds your faith to help you get started praying.
Recall how God has helped you in the past. Remembering answered prayers will bring you into his gates with an attitude of gratitude.
Remember, Prayer is not a mysterious practice reserved only for clergy and the religiously devout. Prayer is simply communicating with God—listening and talking to him. You can pray from the heart, freely, spontaneously, and in your own words. There is no magic formula. God just wants you to come to him.
Now just do it. It is easy and it will bring amazing change into your heart and your life. It is the single most important way to access the great benefits and blessings God has for us all.