Ps. 5:1-2 O LORD, hear me as I pray, pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you.
We can be assured that the Lord hears us as we pray. Sometimes we become so overwhelmed by life that all we can do is groan before Him. Sometimes we can't even express what is overwhelming our souls. The Lord understands and hears what our hearts are crying out. He knows all about our groanings and is able to minister to us no matter how heavy our burdens may be. It is good to bring our burdens to the Lord and let Him handle them for us. It is good for the soul to unload on Him, even if we are unable to do anything but groan.
We need to determine in our hearts that we will only seek out the Lord, our God, for help. There is no other to turn to. God alone hears and answers pray. In order to know for sure that it is God we are praying to, we must first be certain that we know the truth about God.
There is so much wrong teachings about God in the church today. Teachings about God have watered down God to the point where He is barely recognizable as the God of the Scriptures. The weaker our perception of who God is, the less likely we are going to be that our prayers are going to be heard and answered. The stronger our understanding of who God is, the more confidence we will have in our praying. If you are struggling in prayer, not sure that God is hearing you, let alone answering you, then you need to get deeper into the Word and really get to know the God you profess to believe in.
It is one thing to declare with your mind who God is, it is another thing to declare it with your heart. When you know God in your heart, you will know that He hears your prayers and heart groanings. You will know He cares very deeply about what you are going through and will help you through it.