Have you ever tried to water your garden with a hose full of holes? It’s not a very powerful stream. It takes much longer to water and more effort to walk around to each section just to reach it.
How about prayer? Are your prayers reaching God with the greatest power? Is it taking longer to feel you are heard?
For each person you forgive or each sin you confess and repent is one more leak plugged in your prayer hose.
Think about it.
Mark 11:24-25 New Living Translation
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.