James 5:16 says, “Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Does it ever feel like God doesn’t hear your prayers? I used to feel that way. You know, God intends for His people to keep praying until we get the breakthrough. I always thought that God must get really tired of hearing me keep on and on praying the same prayers every day, but that is actually what He expects us to.
The definition of fervent is ‘having or displaying a passionate intensity. (hot, burning, glowing)
From what James 5:16 says, God intends for us to pray with passionate intensity, like we are on fire. When your prayers mean something to you, then they mean something to God. When we intercede for those we love, and even those that we don’t like very much, we will have God’s ear. He hears our prayers.