Do you realize we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to getting an answer to our prayers? Jesus just said that when we pray the Father, if we believe, we will receive that which we ask. We have an active part in receiving an answer to our prayers. We must believe.
Mar 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (23) For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. (24) Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
1Jn 3:18-22 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (19) And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. (20) For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. (21) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. (22) And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
Are we allowing our negative feelings to condemn our hearts and block receipt of the answer we seek? The fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (Jas 5:16) But what if we don't feel righteous? We're never going to feel righteous. Our righteousness is as filthy rags. (Isa 64:6) We have no righteousness! We must put on the righteousness of Christ! (Rom 13:14)
Heb 10:19-22 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, (20) By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; (21) And having an high priest over the house of God; (22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.