The reality of prayer, especially a petition (asking God for something) or an intercession (praying on behalf of someone else) can be a challenging aspect of the spiritual life. When a prayer is answered for something that seems utterly impossible, the result of a prayer, answered in a way we wish, can be overwhelming.
We can ask, why doesn’t God answer my prayers? Why is it that when I see others who appear to have their prayers answered, mine do not? When we pray to God, the authentic prayer is the result of an attitude of trust in the God who knows best. It is not that God never answers our prayers, but rather, that God always answers our prayers, just not always in the way we expect.