Prayer should be characterized by:
Perseverance - Continue in prayer, Col. 4. 2.
Reality - Call upon Him in truth, Ps. 145. 18.
Anticipation - Look out for the answers, Ps. 5. 3 (Newberry margin).
Yearning - Epaphras . . . labouring fervently for you, Col. 4. 12.
Earnestness - Elijah . . . prayed earnestly, James 5. 17.
Regularity - Daniel . . . kneeled . . . three times a day, and prayed . . . as he did aforetime, Dan. 6. 10.