Oh Lord, save your servant who trusts in you.
A prayer lifts up from the city, like the smoke of incense. A single prayer, in the myriad of others, a strand of smoke amidst a great burning.
Oh Lord, why do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? -Psalm 10
But God is listening. God hears the prayers of God's people.
The question is, are we listening? For God, who hears the prayers of his people, is calling us to listen as well. God's justice is a collective project.