Prayer, primarily is not just talking to God, but agreeing with God. that's why meditation is a must in all forms of prayer. Meditating on God's word puts you in the midstream of the flow of the Holy Ghost. By this, God's word not only dwells in you, but does so richly, enriching you in all areas.
Prayer comes alive as soon as God's word comes alive in you, even if it's just a scripture, let alone when they're more! Moreover, when the words come alive, you desire to see them fulfilled. That's why meditating on God's word harnesses the powers of prayer & faith! This is the unbeatable duo, heaven's absolute authority over every human infirmity! James 5:15,16.
Prayer should be fervent & effective. Take God's word/promise, spend quality time to consider & appreciate it, properly applying it to your present need. Then take it back to God, knowing HE said it to YOU, at this point, I can assure you the devil would hate you terribly because, to him you've become INVINCIBLE, Halleluyah!
Prayer protects & preserves your heart & mind until the miracle comes in.
Overturn the discouragement of delay with persistence & determination. Luke 18:1-8.
"I am the LORD," he says, "and there is no other. I publicly proclaim bold promises. I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner so no one can understand what I mean. And I did not tell the people of Israel( YOU ) to ask me for something I did not plan to give. I, the LORD, speak only what is true and right.
"Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.
In His word, if you can conceive it, then you can receive it, glory to God!
Have another marvelous day in His awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.