As we move into this year's prayer emphasis, all of us can always use a little more instruction on prayer. We'll of course spend some time on that on Sundays, but here are some links to further content.
Using the Lord's Prayer as a Template (written by Reality LA)
Praying the Bible (written by Don Whitney at desiringgod.org)
Another discipline that helps grow our prayer lives and dependence on God is fasting. The Bible assumes we will abstain from some things - not normal in our day! Though usually this is food, you can fast from anything. As we focus on prayer this week, I encourage you to fast as well. This may mean missing a meal each day, not eating certain foods, or choosing to spend your time differently in order to focus on God. Click this link for an article by Sam Storms for more insight.