What makes our prayers effective, and answered by God? People have used incantations by spiritual figures in the past. In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki) is the following:
Do not think that incantations or magical arts are great.
The mind’s sincerity, this is the truth. 5-44
True sincerity is the mind without greed, arrogance, and self love. This is the mind that is a conduit to God. Whether God acts on this sincere prayer involves many factors which I will write about in the future; but the initial step would be God receiving our prayer.