“This is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His son Jesus Christ and love one another.” I John 3:23. Jesus said we will receive from God what we ask of Him (Matthew 7:7-8). But there are conditions.  For example, John said we must obey God and do what pleases Him. This includes believing in His Son and loving one another.  If we don’t meet God’s conditions, our prayers will be ineffective.  If your prayer-life is malfunctioning, make sure you’re meeting the conditions.  Faith and love are vital to effective prayer.