Keys To Effective Praying

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James 5:16-18

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.

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God is very gracious, and knows our weaknesses and frailities

Psalm 103:14

14 For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.

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He also knows that we do not know how to pray as we should, and helps us in that

Romans 8:26

26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

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Effective prayer is not about our ability to pray, but much more about our “standing”* with Him in prayer – “the effective prayer of a righteous man”.  Here are some resources on how to pray effectively:

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