As humans we have a limited or no knowledge of the spiritual realm so as we pray we do not know what is actually going on neither do we know what we will encounter. This makes is adventurous. Going into a territory where u have no idea what to expect. During the 18th and 19th century Christian missionary activities in Africa for example people went into nations they were not familiar with. They went into the unknown and had to face enormous challenges with many losing their lives. Adventure always calls for faith, confidence, determination and sacrifice. In the same to pray effectively you need faith, confidence, hope and sacrifice.
The Bible make it clear that because we have no knowledge and understanding of the territories in the spiritual realm the Holy Spirit will always assist us with the boldness, confidence, and hope and most importantly the direction to be able to pray and assess the riches of God’s presence. The Holy Sprit becomes our spiritual navigation compass so to speak in prayer aiding and directing us to pray according to the will of God.
Romans 8:25-26 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it]. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
In the natural world adventures have led to the breakthroughs of scientific and technological discoveries. Similarly when we embark on spiritual adventure through prayer we will have breakthroughs of discovery of God’s purpose for your life. What He wants you to do and possess here on earth.
Don’t deprive yourself of the Holy Spirit help in your prayer time. It is alright for your emotions to get involve. It is okay to sweat in prayer just liked Jesus on the Mount of Olives (Luke 22:44). YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO AND POSSESS HERE ON EARTH and the best way to discovering is an effective, hottest or emotional prayer which the Bible assures us obtains great results (James 5:16).