Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
1Sm28:6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
Why did God not to answer the prayer of Saul? Why did God still not help and save Saul after Saul pray to Him?
That is God's business, and Saul's business alone, it is not our's to contemplate. In our own lives, God may chose to acquiesce and answer a specific request for us, and He may chose to respond that, "My Grace is sufficient, my power is demonstrated in your weakness" like He responded to the good father Paul. Think of it, Apostle Paul was out in the world ministering to the sick, healing them by the Holy Spirit of spiritual and physical ailments, and yet when he himself fell ill suddenly it seemed that God had abandoned him? No. God never abandons ANYONE so long as the breath of life remains in them, and even beyond that. We tend to forget something, we are not self-sustaining beings. We ALL depend upon God's Divine power to create and sustain every single moment of our existence, physical and spiritual. If we live on for eternity as spiritual beings, either in the Grace of the Kingdom, or in the punishment of Hell, none-the-less this remains a miracle of the power of God. The Devil himself only continues to exist by the power of God through His Divine mercy to allow for all of His Creation to exist, flaws and all. So when we think we are abandoned, neglected, or ignored, that is just our own sense of pride, of self-importance, of ego. God has never left us, because we are still existing by His Grace. So isn't that enough sometimes? I know from my own inward pain that sometimes it doesn't feel like enough, but that doesn't change the ontological reality that it is.
Prayer is not meant or God to hear us, God always can and does this, rather, prayer is for US to listen to God and learn to yield, to submit, to accept.
I wrote a song yesterday, the chorus goes, "We have to let it flow, let it grow, and sometimes you know, let it go."
Such is prayer