How to Pray (7 of 10)

Pray with earnestness and importunity, which is persistence, especially to the point of annoyance.

The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months (James 5:16-17).