God always answers prayer, rather we recognize the answer or not. I have been aroung long enough to know that God answers Yes, NO, or Wait.
I have prayed things that didn’t come to fruit for years. In those cases I have learned that He must prepare me for the answer before He can give it to me–lest we abuse the gift He fully desires to give and ruin it for ourselves.
I don’t know what your prayer was, or if it may fall into that catagory, but that is one kind of answer for one kind of prayer.
Another is that He gives me, what I want but not how I want it. I had a young friend who loved a girl. He was so sad that she didn’t share that experience. He was trusting God to change her mind. One day he told me that this girl had come to his house and wondered if that was a sign that she was going to come around and that he should just wait. He reasoned, why else would she show up since I haven’t seen her for so long. I told him, maybe to remind you of how mean she is to you. It was the answer
I always look to see if my answer has come and I didn’t see it.
Hope that helps.