I know, many people doesn't believe the power of prayers and they are asking why the things happening around them is full of tragedy and misfortune. According to Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto me and i will answer thee, and show the great and mighty things which though has knowest not". In that passage in the bible, I believe that God is present because we can always find solution to our problem even though we find them hard and tough. There are answers to our prayers but not all of them are answered in just a wink of our eyes but instead, they will be given at the right time. We also sometimes question our self if if God is hearing our cries and if he is helping us in our down moments. Remember, he never leave's us and he will carry us when we can't carry on. Don't question god because he is true. Don't question why there are times that you are down, that sometimes you cannot feel his presence, that sometimes he let us experience pain and trials because he wants us to learn some lessons in his given challenges. He is watching over us, watching that you are fighting and you can overcome this struggles that he has given you. Always remember that everything that happens has its own purpose and bear in mind that all things works for our good, all things that is given is for the best. There are people who cannot remember God when they are happy, when they are wealthy and famous. They can't think that this things are given by him and they can't even say a little thanks for the blessings that he has given.This people do not put God in their hearts. they are like dictionaries that if you want to look at a certain word, they will just consult it without using it.
Just put on mind that praying is the pathway for us to communicate to the Almighty. No crooked lines, and no charge. the only ingredient when you pray is our Faith unto him because through faith, we are saved. just trust in him with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding.