Matthew 7:7-11. Often we feel we don’t get answers to prayer. We need to learn that our incentive in praying must be relational rather than merely functional. Effective prayer is built upon the Father heart of God and our Sonship relationship to Him. Also effective prayer is built on the goodness of God and that He wants to give us good gifts. We need to change our mindset from a functional view of prayer to a relational one.