Many people today find that their prayers don't "work." And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary "clutter" in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the "pray-ers" don't. She knows from personal experience that she needs help in prayer. When she lacks words, she turns to Scripture and uses the words or patterns found in the prayers of others. A prayer she has turned to multiple times is one that the prophet Daniel prayed long ago. Daniel was still living as a slave in Babylon when he poured out his heart to God on behalf of his people who were living in captivity. The result' Heaven was moved, a nation was changed, and God's people were set free. This book, based on Daniel's prayer in Daniel 9, helps readers to pray effectively for God's people, for their families, and for their nation. Anne deals with three components of effective prayer: preparing for prayer, pleading in prayer, and prevailing in prayer. And she answers questions, such as the following: -Why should I pray' -Does it matter where I am when I pray' -Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer' -What difference does my prayer make' -Does God only hear the prayers of good people' -How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen' -How do I know God cares about my prayer' -How do I know God will answer my prayer'