The 1st prayer that God ever heard from us was the prayer of salvation. Before we came to the Lord God would not answer our prayers what he would do Is to get believers to pray for the person. Answered prayer is reserved for believers. People need to understand that God will move heaven and Earth for a believer. So our prayer as a believer can be very effective if we will pray like God says. We can’t pray for things just to waste it on ourselves God will not answer those Prayers. God wants us to pray his will so that it can be done here on Earth. As we move into the relationship with God we began to see how effective I prayers can be and how much God wants to answer them. But everything depends on our relationship with God. 1st you must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. Then your prayer will become effective.