The value of prayer, the effort to praise God, the chance to make a petition, or prayer request, possibly both. How successful you are, is a personal journey. What is your style of life, you can hardly be affective in prayer, if you don’t believe yourself worthy to begin with, so, step one, is amending behaviour, you don’t repeat your errors, simple. Step two, what do you include in your prayer, something greater than yourself helps, means you are not just of yourself. Your behaviour will be clear to God, and genuine effort is rewarded. Step three, loving prayers only, God does not do hate, so you must empty yourself of hate, all of it, empty the closet, your prayer should be made on the basis of a clear slate. Step four, patience, God doesn’t do tricks, sends helpers and guides first, so you must be patient. The more you repeat good behaviours the stronger your prayers become. Step five, God is all wisdom, so include wisdom in your prayer, by that, see how general situations can be improved, add your sixpence worth.
Step six, deeds, most important form of prayer, your deeds are what you are, words are great, but without deeds, prayers will fail. Step seven, if you love and you are true, your love will show in how you treat others. By being loving, you’ll show God, that you are worthy of his time. Step eight, practice regularly, it requires effort to get the prayer right. If you practice the above, study the holy scriptures, you will understand the meaning of prayer, the Power of God Most High, and his divine mercy. Always remember, God has been let down, by societies and people, everywhere, so gaining trust, as with all great relationships, will require effort time patience and perseverance. I have seen the impossible, encountered the Great Spirit, faces in the clouds, survived more than one near death experience, and have the picture of the man in the Sky, (check out the image), and the one bit of advice I’ll give anyone is this; when your in the zone of pure loving and in the right mind, nothing is impossible, as nothing is beyond God Most High, amen.