Well . . . Whether you know it or not, it makes a difference to God whether you have faith that he hears prayer. What we ask also must be in harmony with his will,as taught in God's Word itself:
The apostle John stated:
“This is the confidence that we have toward him,
that, no matter what it is that we ask *according to his will,* he hears us.”
---1John 5:14; compare James 4:15.
"Moreover, without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please him well, for he that approaches God *MUST* believe that he is *AND* that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him."
So . . . Have you studied God's Word, AND, applied its counsel & commands to your own life?
Is what you are asking in actual harmony with God's will, or do you even know for sure either way?
You may need to learn the acceptable way to communicate with God, &/or what is acceptable to ask him for . . . as well as to develop faith that he does hear the prayers of those who request his help as directed in God's Word.
The following are excellent articles which can help you to figure out why things are going the way they are for you:
"Draw Close to God in Prayer"
- Why should we pray to God?
- What Requirements Must We Meet?
- How God Answers Our Prayers
"Divine Intervention--What Can We Expect?"
- Intervention the Norm?
- "Time and Unforeseen Occurrence"
- How God Intervenes Today
"Does God Really Care About Us?"
"Prayers That Are Heard by God"
- What God Promises
- Dealing With Personal Problems
"Would You Like to Have Stronger Faith?" :
- What Is Faith?
- Build Confidence in the Bible
- Gain Accurate Knowledge Straight From the Bible
- Face Your Doubts!