FYI:  Our Prayers Are Effective 

FYI: Our Prayers Are Effective
With a right standing with God, you can come boldly into His presence win your praises and petitions (Hebrews 4:16). One of the most important things you must do as you enter into God’s presence is to be sure your heart is cleansed from all sin. This comes by faith in the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. After you know you are cleansed, you can have confidence in your prayers. “Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God” ( 1 John 3:21).
God delights in hearing the prayers of His righteous children. “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Peter. 3:12
Evidently, if you are not righteous or if you are not seeking God’s righteousness , your prayers will not be very effective.

Thank God, “…The Effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”. ( James 5:16). God will hear and answer your prayers if you maintain your right standing ( righteousness in Christ) by faith.