Just as mother prayed with you growing up. When you pray by yourself , He is listening. If you don’t think so, write your prayer on paper, or keep it on your heart, So when God answers, you will feel the joy of His friendship and compassion for you. When you have a spouse. Pray with your spouse and everything will go God’s way. Embrace the joy.
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man or (woman) availeth much” James 5:16
Furthermore, God has a plan for every child and it’s our duty as mothers and fathers to stand in the place of prayer for our children.