1John 5:14 says: ‘And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us.’
Many pray to God and expect an answer from Him. But the above verse says, He will answer our prayer if we pray according to His will.
If the request is wrong, God says, "No."
If the timing is wrong, God says, "Slow."
If you are wrong, God says, "Grow."
But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right, God says, "Go!" - Bill Hybels.
“When people do not mind what God speaks to them in His Word, God doth as little mind what they say to Him in prayer.” - William Gurnall.
“When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.” - Corrie Ten Boom.