So the "Denominations" thread started going this direction and I didn't want to be the forum noob who drags a whole thread off topic. Prayer. What are your beliefs on it? How have you found it to be effective in your life? Are you one of those people that believes we just pray in whatever manner and God sorts it out? Or do you follow specific strategies and patterns in prayer? ("War Room" gave a few basics, e.g. the difference between praying and simply griping).