To You, O Lord, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me. For if you are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit. (Psalm 28:1)
Does God hear your prayers? sadly, for most people, the answer is that God doesn't hear their prayers. I have a quote from Charles H. Spurgeon written in my Bible, "What a dreadful case should we be in if the Lord should become ever silent to our prayers." It is a good reminder of how precious is the privilege of prayer and how dreadful it would be not to be able to come to the Lord in prayer.
David continues this psalm; Hear the voice of my supplication when I cry to You for help, when I life up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. (Psalm 28:2) Unbelievers have no access to God's holy sanctuary and He does not hear their prayers because they are not His children. For us Christians there is no doubt that God hears our prayers. One of the evidences that we are indeed His children is the faith, weak as it may be at times, that He hears and always answers our prayers according to His perfect will; And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Back on October 1st, 1882, Spurgeon preached, "At this moment, I believe that God's church might have inconceivable blessings if she were but ready to now pray." That statement is certainly also true today. If you know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God hears your prayers; ...The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5:16)