I have observed that the most common prayer that people pray these days is for God to bless them. While I’m very sure that God hears and answers prayers, I don’t think he will come down and do it.
He uses people to answer prayers. In other words he can use someone to answer your prayers and he can use you to answer another person’s prayer. This shows that we are all connected and dependent on each other. I believe that most of our prayers will be answered and there will be mere peace and stability in the world if we can lend a helping hand to someone. This I believe is one way that God can use you to answer another person’s prayers.
I watched a show where a woman who used to be stingy talked about her she became stingy and how she eventually over stinginess. She said while she was growing up. They never had enough they lived in lack. So when she grew up and started earning money she kept all she had to herself because she was afraid that one day she will wake up and realize that she doesn’t have enough to survive on. She became uncomfortable and sought counsel and prayed to God to help her give more often. She also said she has been experiencing more inner peace and since she started giving to people in need.
Like this woman, the little help you have to offer might just be the answer to someone’s prayer. And the more interesting part of helping people is that you won’t be helpless too.