If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Abiding in Christ is the secret to a successful prayer life. The closer we get to the Lord, the more we will learn to think like He thinks. The more we get to know Him through His word, the more we will understand His will. The more our will agrees with His, the more we can be sure of having our prayers answered.