Morning Thought: Prayer is powerful, but only if you have a right relationship with God. If you treat someone rudely and then ask them for a favour, they’ll probably tell you to get lost. In the same way, you can’t neglect your heavenly Father and then expect him to hear your prayers. Ask God to forgive and change you. Go further and humble yourself to your brothers and sisters. Then you will pray with power. “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16 NASB).