How? One prerequisite is that we abide in Jesus. Look at how many times Jesus uses this word in John 15:1-7
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
Abide could be translated as “to maintain a living communion.” So, “If you maintain a living communion with Me, then you will ask what you desire, and it will be done for you.”
We need to stay in fellowship with God if we want to see Him answer our prayers.
Throughout your day, look and listen for God. Acknowledge Him throughout your day. Read your Bible. Talk to Him. Be expressive in your gratitude for Him. And don’t neglect going to His house.
Jesus said, “Abide in Me, abide in Me, abide in Me, abide in Me. Maintain this living communion. Let Me pour into you. Then if you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask what you desire, and it will be done.”
So abiding with God is a prerequisite to having a more fruitful prayer life!