“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually” (1 Chronicles 16:11).
If you desire a prayer life that makes a difference, perhaps it should begin with praying differently. Most pray only because there has been a crises of circumstances, disrupting the comfortable routine of life. The hope is that a quick prayer of desperation might result in a magical return to the life of leisure. A cursory study of the biblical text, however, reveals that prayer has little to do with circumstances and everything to do with God. Prayer isn’t about getting from God, but getting with God. It’s not so much an intervention as it is an inspiration. When the focal point is your fellowship with the Father, everything else is put in its proper perspective.