The Possibility of Prayer

So many of us find praying a difficult and frustrating exercise. To our feeling, our prayers are like a ball bouncing off the ceiling; God just doesn't seem to hear. We're sure: God is too busy directing this world and fighting evil to pay attention to me. And: with so many other millions praying at the same time, who am I that God should listen to sinful me?! We're sure, our prayers bounce off the ceiling like a ball.