The Bible tells us, “Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always” (1 Chronicles 16:11). As Christians, we know that the all-powerful God of the universe loves us and wants to talk with us, but it doesn’t always seem that way. When we can’t hear His voice, we begin to ask ourselves why prayer is so hard at times and why some of our prayers go unanswered. It’s important that we pray with confidence and joy, approaching God as His beloved child. Here are six ways to reach the heart of God. When we begin to put these tips into practice, we discover how to pray more persistently, humbly, and boldly, overcome common hindrances to effective prayer and combine reverence, expectancy, and a tenacious hold on God’s promises.