When you pray the Lord will hear you. God honors your prayer especially during those rough times. In the scriptures, Isaiah 38 illustrates God acknowledging prayer. King Hezekiah was sick to death and Isaiah the prophet said to him that he shall die and not live. King Hezekiah prayed to God and told God to remember the good he has done in his sight. Then Isaiah came back and said the Lord heard his prayer and that 15 years had been added to his life. See how God honored Hezekiah’s prayer. God will honor your prayer the same way if only you make time and effort. Hezekiah is a great example of prayer working in a believer’s life for the good during those bad times. It pays to have communication with Lord. He said cast all your cares upon him for he cares for you. The Lord is sincere about us especially when we make our requests known unto him. Walk in truth, keep a clean heart, and do good in God sight are three things Hezekiah did and reminded God when he prayed, if it were not so God wouldn’t have granted him more time on earth. To effectively pray and get an answer we must walk in truth, have a clean heart, and do good in his sight. Walking in truth is knowing the word of God and keeping his commandments. Having a clean heart takes some effort because you have to walk in love. Doing good in God’s sight is having good actions on a regular basis, living a godly lifestyle. We should give God our time so that he can communicate with us his plan he has for our live. Prayer and spending time with him opens the door for his plan and purpose to play out in your life.