"Do you really love life? Do you want to be happy? Then stop saying cruel things and quit telling lies. Give up your evil ways and do right, as you find and follow the road that leads to peace. The Lord watches over everyone who obeys him, and he listens to their prayers. But he opposes everyone who does evil."
1 Peter 3: 10 - 12
One of the blessings of obedience to God is that He has promised to listen to your prayers! I suppose that means that the prayers of the disobedient are not heard by God. So if you are walking in disobedience to God, you may say “God didn’t answer my prayer,” when the truth is that God didn’t hear your prayer!
It is not how much you pray, but how much you obey that makes the difference. When you set your hands to do the Will of God, He sets His ears to listen to your pleas! So instead of trying to be a better “pray-er,” devote yourself to becoming a better “obey-er.” Then you will find the ears of God always turned toward you and His hands working in response to your prayers!
“Lord Jesus, teach me to pray, but even more importantly, teach me to obey Your every desire! Give me a heart that is ready to respond to every Word You utter! And may You Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”