Most everyone prays, even atheist sometimes pray. And generally when we pray we are asking for something that will increase our happiness and joy. How we pray and what we pray for reveals how we view God, ourselves and others around us. A question to ponder: If all your prayers so far in 2010 were answered, would the world be a better place or would you just be more comfortable? In John 16:16-33 Jesus tells his disciples that their path to joy is found in asking the Father in the name of Jesus. In this sermon we find out that effectual prayers are found by those who abide in Jesus, who have the words of Jesus abiding in them and who have their passions in check and renewed by the truths of God.