There are times when it feels as if God doesn't hear our prayers. It's like He has turned a deaf ear to our cry. Our attitude in these moments matter. Are we praying with an attitude of faith? Do we even believe God will answer our prayers? If any of us answered no to these questions, then the final question is why are you even praying? We can go way back to the OT and see where God answered the prayers of those who had faith in Him.
We can look at the Prophet Elijah, who prayed that it would not rain for three years. "And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “ As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.” - I Kings 17:1
"And it happened after a while that the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land." - I Kings 17:7 Do you all see that? God knew Elijah was a faithful servant who believed his prayer would be answered. God didn't allow it to rain for three years.
We see Hannah, who suffered emotionally from being harassed by her husband's other wife. One day at the temple she desperately poured her heart out to God. The Bible says, "And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the Lord and wept in anguish." - I Samuel 1:10 Hannah prayed for a son that day. Later in the passage, we find out that God heard her heartfelt prayer and remembered Hannah. "Then they rose early in the morning, worshiped before the Lord , and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah, his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord .”' - I Samuel 1:19-20 God will remember you. Praying with an attitude of faith that God will answer your prayers is the beginning
The last person I want to bring attention to is David. We find many prayers of his written throughout the Book of Psalms. If you ask me, this book can be titled the "Prayer life of King David". Even though he is one of the greatest kings of Israel, David encountered hardship, just as we do. He faced opposition just as we will or we have. However, we should take note of David's prayer life. He stayed in God's presence, even when it felt like God wasn't there. David had faith that God heard him. Check your faith attitude!
Blessings to each of you!