So far D. A. Carson has given us four practical helps about prayer in his book A Call to Spiritual Reformation.
Much praying is not done because we don’t plan to pray.
Adopt practical ways to impede mental drift.
At various periods in your life, develop, if possible, a prayer-partner relationship.
Choose models, but choose them well.
Here is the fifth:
Develop a system for your prayer lists.
Three cheers for Dr. Carson. He makes a big deal out of one must for everyone’s prayer list – Operation World. He commends this resource for the way it over the course of a year takes you around the world to country after country and region after region, and provides you with succinct, intelligent information to assist you in your prayers. Its value lies in its ability to enlarge your horizons, to expand your interest in the world church and the world’s needs.