"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. "James 5:16b Have you ever prayed and received what seemed to be no answer and gave up thinking that maybe God was not listening or was far away? I certainly have stormed heaven many times and got no answer. And, then, thinking further, maybe, just maybe there was something wrong in the way I was praying. Are there certain words that are like a hot line to heaven that only God can decipher? Did I, then, not get through because I didn't know the right words or the right formula to hear back? Was I not connected to the right Wi-Fii? Read the above passage and notice two words today as I did. "fervent" and "righteous." And ask yourself as I have..was I or am I really fervent (that is constant and consistent" in this prayer not giving up easily and praying often. And finally, this is the part that is an "ouch"...Is there something between God and me that might be interfering, something God wants me to see about the way I am praying and the way I am living? How is my heart condition toward God and others? Am I harboring unforgiveness, envy, and resentment maybe even towards the person or persons I am supposed to be praying for? Have I become lukewarm in some ways in my worship and service to God and others? Food for thought??