The Joy of Believing in Prayer: Deepen Your Friendship with God by Joyce Meyer
For many years I was dissatisfied with my prayer life. I was committed to praying every morning, but I always felt something was missing. I finally asked God what was wrong, and He responded in my heart saying, 'Joyce, you don't feel that your prayers are good enough.' I was not enjoying prayer because I had no confidence that my prayers were acceptable. Too often we get caught up in our own works concerning prayer. Sometimes we try to pray so long, loud or fancy that we lose sight of the fact that prayer is simply a conversation with God. The length or loudness or eloquence of our prayer is not the issue. It is the sincerity of our heart and the confidence that God hears and will answer us that is important.