First of all, sorry for my bad English. I live in Switzerland and I speak French :-)
I dont know if its the same in the USA, but in Switzerland, many christians believe that if you pray and God dont answer, its only because you havent prayed enough, and if you pray enough, then Godll answer.
I dont agree with them. I think that God has plans for all of us. If we ask him something that didnt fit with Gods plans, then hell not change his plans because we prayed a lot. Hell apply his plans (and we may think that he didnt answer) or hell do nothing. In all case, he could support and help us, but hell not change his plans because we ask him to do so. I think God do what he wants to do, not what we wants him to do, and what he wants to do is always the best for us.
Id really appreciate to have your opinion on this :-)