“Unto You will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if You be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto You, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy oracle.” Psalm 28:1-2 (KJB)
This Psalm of David is the prayer of a man who is crying out to God; maybe even yelling out, shouting out to God for a hearing of his requests, or “supplications”, as he states it, which is his earnest prayer. An individual who has a real need which they see, feel, or fear; one who knows the Almighty will go to Him with that need just as David, and plead, yearn, beg for an answer to their prayer.
In the New Testament we are told…
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
Now, let us get something straight. We do have someone to pray to. It is not prayer that is the power. It is the One who gives the power to whom we direct our prayers. If our hearts are not of Him, His word, His way, His will, His heart and mind, then, we will not get an answer.
I have made a commitment to the Lord which may seem empty to some, maybe brave and bold and dangerous to others. A few years ago I was praying, and said to Him, “If you never again answer a prayer of mine, I will still trust in You.” I can still say that. I know that He never fails to accomplish, to finish His word. He does what He says He will do.
What do you do when God is silent? Keep on praying and keep on trusting in Him.