Right Vinaya, We can only imagine God, but I am sure there is some supernatural power that helps us when we are in need or depressed. Sometimes when we are totally puzzled, hopeless and disheartened , then suddenly we see a ray of hope... I think that hope is given us by God.
How long does one wait to know if the prayer was answered? If that prayer was not answered how do we know that something else was answered instead? What is the power of prayer if we don't have clear answers?