Ponder over these beautiful Qur’anic verses, friends. SubhanAllah, after Allah, the almighty, has mentioned his prophets’ supplications and responded to them, try to focus on the secret of answering their supplications, in the last verse.
“Remember Job, when he cried to his Lord, ‘Suffering has truly afflicted me, but you are the Most Merciful of the merciful.’ We answered him, removed his suffering, and restored his family to him, among with more like them, as an act of grace from Us and a reminder for all who serve Us.
And remember Ishmael, Idris, and Dhu’l Kifl: they were all steadfast. We admitted them to Our mercy; they were truly righteous. And remember the man who with the whale, when he went off angrily, thinking We could not restrict him, but then he cried out in the deep darkness, ‘There is no God but You, glory be to You, I was wrong.’ We answered him and saved him from distress: this is how We save the faithful.
Remember Zachariah, when he cried to his Lord, ‘My Lord, do not leave me childless, though You are the best of heirs.’ We answered him — We gave him John, curing his wife [for him] — they were always keen to do good deeds. They called upon Us out of longing and awe, and humbled themselves before Us.”
So there are three reasons behind answering our supplication:
1- Hasten in doing good deed.
2- Praying in hope and fear.
3- Being humble to Allah almighty.
May Allah make us among those who will be answered when praying to Allah. Amen!