2Kings 22:19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
God hears the man’s prayer and in this verse He even tells us why He hears and answers his prayer. I will try and put them in an order that would work for us.
It started with hearing the Word of God. He found out that God had spoken against the place and the inhabitants. So getting God’s ear or getting God to listen starts with knowing God’s will. What does the Word of God say? We can’t start with what we think or what others say but go directly to the Word of God to find out what God Himself says.
Then the man’s heart was tender. He was willing to feel God’s anger, God’s will, and his own failure and sin. Our pride will often cause us to blame God and others but never ourselves.
After being tender he humbled himself. He was willing to admit his failure. He did not continue to act like he had done nothing wrong, or everyone should understand him, or it was someone else’s fault.
Then he tore his clothes and cried before God. In other words he repented of what he had done wrong.
God wants to hear your prayers. He wants to answer you. He wants you to grow and serve Him more than you do. Consider these steps and see if they are what you need today to get back to where you should be right now.