Prayer does work and when done properly it works very well. The workings of prayer are rather simple, but despite this simplicity, so many fail to understand how prayer works, and many find that prayer works only sometimes and they are accepting of that. The scriptures tell us that we are to pray often and diligently. This is not an idle direction from God neither is it contingent on personal preference.
A person who prays rightly and often will find that his/her state of mind and heart will abide in the first commandment. Their faith will receive support and direction, for all faith that is not focused into proper works is a dead faith, but rather than getting into the doctrinal support and reason for proper and frequent prayer, I wish to write here a personal aspect of proper prayer.