Most of my prayer in English is simple, straightforward, and to the point. But it also makes it possible for prayers to be ineffective. This is why the Scripture is so apt to say, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
For years I have spent the primary focus of my life petitioning God in prayer. Some of the revelations I have learned in this process may surprise you. Prayer is not patterned after the petitioning of a judge in court, or asking a king to grant a request. Prayer is more like approaching your father as a favored child.
Even though this relationship may be close and intimate, it still does require the necessary legal file. Liens and applications which a human court would request upon testimony and witnesses are needed before a decision can be applied and a reward awarded. This is where the application of the gift of the Holy Spirit comes into play. The Holy Spirit makes intercession in all of the appropriate legal agendas, according to the will of God, so that your request can be fulfilled.
This is where prayer quickly distinguishes between those that have ineffective answers, and those that have instant at-the-speed-of-thought results. The most important element I have seen in effective prayer is personal introspective honesty concerning yourself, your thoughts, and the intentions of your heart: which can only be deserving by your constant obedience to the daily word of God that is delivered to you, and you obediently do. Remember, the Bible teaches that God does not hear the prayer of sinners, those who are disobedient. This one aspect can actually make all of your time in intercession wasted.
If you are obedient to His daily word, your intercession in other tongues begins to build amazing cases for God’s blessing in your life ~ and to everybody that is connected to you. Praying in tongues literally builds a Supreme Court case that you can present before the Father and the cloud of witnesses in heaven. This access that is obtained through daily obedience is probably for most powerful influential force for blessing that anyone on the planet earth can ever obtain.