“The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Pr 15:29)
The Bible is consistent in the message that God adores hearing from His children. Paul tells us to pray without ceasing in 1 Thess 5:17 and Jesus provides an entire parable to illustrate that we should always pray and not grow weary in Luke 18.
Proverbs 15:29 provides the other side of that coin. We cannot live wickedly without love of God or our neighbor and expect Him to listen. Prayer is not an ATM that allows you to draw on the divine power like some tool. Prayer is communication with the great I AM. He loves to here from His children, but He has no time for those who are just spamming Him wanting stuff.
“The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites