One reason prayer can become boring to us is nothing happens when we pray. Therefore, over time we begin to see prayer as a secondary or even fruitless activity.
I want to remind you that essential to effective praying is belief. Currently I’m reading through the book of Mark in my personal devotions and I’m struck again at how sincere belief in the hearts of people who received miracles was central to their experience (Mark 9:22-25). Belief is central to asking Christ to move in power. It reminds me of Hebrews 11:6, “without faith it is impossible to please God” or Christ telling us that faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). If you want God to move, you have to pray with belief.
But you must pray believing two things. First, you must sincerely believe God can actually do what you are asking Him to do; doubt is a prayer killer. And second, you must believe Christ when He says that if you ask anything according to His will, God will hear you (1 John 5:14). If you are praying His will, it is going to happen! You may or may not get to see God do what you are asking; He may do it now or later. But when the timing is perfect, He is going to do it. You must believe this when you pray.
So the next time you pray, focus on the aspect of belief; practice “believing prayer.” Through the act of prayer, God has given you an amazing role in His supernatural movements. Pray His will believing He can and will do it, and He will do it. There is nothing boring about that!