Part 1: An Exercise in Failure
Often our frustrations with prayer come from our misunderstanding of prayer from James 5:15-18.  
Part 2: Lesson 1 Dependence
The first lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is dependence from 1 King 17:1-8.  
Part 3: Lesson 2 Obedience
The second lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is expressing our faith in God with obedience from Luke 4:16-27 & 1 King 17:8-16.  
Part 4: Lesson 3 Crisis
The third lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is allowing the crisis to deepen our faith in God from 1 King 17:17-24.  
Part 5: Lesson 4 Decision
The fourth lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is we must decide to give our total allegiance to God from 1 King 18:17-40.  
Part 6: Lesson 5 Expectation
The fifth lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is we must have an expectancy that God will answer us from 1 King 18:41-46.  
Part 7: Lesson 6 Despair
The final lesson that we need to learn if we are going to be effective in prayer is we have work through the despair we face from 1 King 19:1-18..