It seems as of late there's a bit of a misconception on how prayers work and/or are answered. While your prayers are most often heard by the gods, this does not mean you will get the reply you desire, expect or even any reply at all. Staff deals with these prayers on a case to case basis and just because you feel your prayer should be answered, does not mean that it will be. Most often you may not even understand the responses to your prayers when they do get answered. The gods are often vauge and it's up to you to interperate what they may or may not be trying to tell you.
Hopefully this helps.