Power of prayer. It’s important for you to discover. Prayer, talking with your heavenly Father, is one of the most powerful things you can do, but the power of prayer, effective prayer needs to be learned. Powerful prayer is Biblical prayer. The Apostles asked the Lord to teach them how to pray. His teaching is found in the Lord's Prayer (Luke 11). Apparently, the Apostles knew prayer was important and wanted to have an effective prayer life. Effective prayer, powerful prayer, is sincere, heartfelt prayer, praying the Word of God, and praying in other tongues.