Complaints would more likely than not. Win out. A lot of us are guilty of approaching God with arrogance like He is our ATM and all we have to do is put in our cards (prayers) and He supplies.
Most Christians can relate to feeling like your prayers are not being answered.
James 1:6 says, “But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
In Matthew, Jesus offers us the dos and don’t of praying. In Verse 5, He says, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.”
He continues in verses 7–8 adding, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
Does God Speak to/with you? Remember this! A word once spoken cannot be recalled. It is impossible to withdraw one’s words or undo their effects once they have been spoken aloud. God has spoken, The Word of The LORD never changes.
Praying is simply a Loving conversation between a Father and His children. God knows exactly what you need before you ask. So, just come as you are in a simple, straightforward manner.
When you understand exactly Who God is, you don’t just approach Him arrogantly, you offer submissive prayers. You do this because you know He knows you better and knows exactly what you need. So, you pray but you also submit your desires to His will. Letting Him know that you prefer His will way above your limited one. Praying like this totally changes you, your relationship with Him and increases your chances of having answered prayers.
In general, it is important to remember that God Loves you, He always hears you, He is very generous and He wants the best for you.
Hold on to this knowledge, trusting that He always answers even when it does not look like it.