"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen." NIV
"But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret." KJV
The root of the tree produces the large and fruitful branches of the tree that is seen by all, but the root is unseen. That is how our prayer life should be. The deeper and more wide spread the root, the more elegant and fruitful the tree. How can we get our unseen root of prayer deeper and more widespread? Do it by not praying from the lips and memory, but from the soul.
Heavenly Father, we just bow before You humbly because our prayer life is not what it should be. Forgive us, Lord, for not spending time communing with You as we should. Help us to pray from the depths of our hearts and souls so that our prayers will be fruitful for Your kingdom. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.