1 John 5:14,
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
God responds to prayer when our prayers are an expression of His will in us. For the situations that you find yourself in today, do you know His will? We must refrain from immature cries of hopelessness. Ephesians 5:17, “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Based on His will, place your confidence in Him and then make your request known.