Gospel meeting series.  Prayer keeps us alive spiritually. It is spiritual breathing, but only the type of prayer that is done with the proper heart and with the proper attitude. There are things we must get right before we can get prayer right. Certainly there are things that can hinder our prayers; therefore, we want to be aware of these hindrances and avoid them so that our prayers are effective and not empty.  Selfishness, idolatry, sinfulness, attitude, improper faith.