The Two Lies
Satan has two lies he tells us to damage our confidence that God hears our prayer. First, he tells us that our prayers do such little good that it really doesn't matter if we skip prayer.
Then after we've heeded his advice, he follows that with, "Because you're so unfaithful in prayer, there's no reason for you to think you can receive anything from God."
What he doesn't want us to remember is the old saying, "Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint on his knees."
David realized God heard him even when he thought he had been cut off. "In my alarm I said, 'I am cut off from your sight!' Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help" (Psalm 31:22).
Thank You, Jesus, that You hear our faintest prayer.
"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you" (James 4:7-8).