I bought the Powerball ticket. I even prayed to God and asked Him to give me the numbers. I promised that I would give 10% to church and another 10% to various other charities (I am generous). I would even give some money to my family and close friends. My heart is in the right place. Why didn't I win the lottery? The answer is simple, God's will is different that my will. More importantly, God knows what I need and also He knows what I can and cannot handle. God heard my prayer and answered it. I wanted security and comfort that money can provide and God knows that money can't buy those security or comfort so He knew I didn't need the money.
Lord, thank you for answering my prayers in the direction you know that they need to be answered instead of how I want them answered.