Far too many of otherwise sincere Christians have in-effective prayer lives just because they do not take time to speak and then listen. Prayer, to some is a one way communication. To God, it is a dialog.
Effectual prayer takes time, takes faith - much time and God's faith in us.
It is true that today’s life is filled to the brim. It is true that there are a thousand and one things loudly clamoring for our attention.
But it is more true that prayer is of more value, or of more importance than anything else. And the wise Christian will take a firm grip on the situation and earnestly resolve by God’s grace that nothing will rob him of the time to fulfill his prayer privilege.