You’ve likely heard people speak of having a “prayer life.” But what does that mean? Prayer is not just a feature of spiritual life, but the fuel that keeps spiritual life going. In prayer, you are talking to Adonai (as we say in Hebrew), the King of all Creation, thanking Him, praising Him, blessing Him, loving Him, and asking His help for yourself, and others, in times of need. Meanwhile, He desires to speak love and encouragement to you. However, sometimes it’s hard for the human mind to comprehend that God does hear your prayers or that you can really hear His replies.
The following keys to vital prayer are found in this excellent article at CBN.com