The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]. James 5:16 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
The Lord listens to us as every loving Father listens to his children.
The difference is that Jehovahs power and resources are unlimited as is his wisdom.
Earthly loving fathers are limited in what they can do for their children and with their children.
An important part in trusting that your prayers are answered is to make sure that you are a righteous man or woman of Jehovahs family.
If we are unrighteous we have no right to expect anything from Jehovah because we do not deserve anything from Him.
Just as you are ignoring Jehovahs call to be righteous so too does He ignore your prayer. Joseph a son of Jehovah
So, before you ask anything from Jehovah it is important that you ask Him to teach you how to live a righteous life and to help you in that process (yes you will need help because the task is too great to accomplish on your own). Then you will also understand the type of prayers that are most pleasing unto Him.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) bestow upon me the ability to live a righteous life so as to be a delightful child of Yours and teach me in how to pray prayers that are delightful to Your ears. Then the end result of this will be powerful and effective prayers that can be prayed to assist others. I genuinely request this in the name of the greatest Rabbi who taught His disciples to pray prayers that are pleasing unto You Jesus Christ. Amen.
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing