That's right. If you are a loser who doesn't know god....but you would like to, and you haven't conformed your life to him, nor fear him yet because you don't know him ....he doesn't listen to you. You MUST conform FIRST.....then he'll listen.
Below are various quotes from the society.
Watchtower, May 15, 1990, pp.11-12 Fear Jehovah, the Hearer of Prayer
Fear Jehovah, the Hearer of Prayer
A Restricted Privilege
"Human kings do not allow just anyone to enter into the royal palace unannounced. An audience with a king is a restricted privilege. So is prayer to the King of eternity. Of course, those approaching him through Jesus Christ with proper appreciation of God's glorious majesty can expect to be heard".
Fearers of Jehovah have made a dedication to God in prayer and symbolized this by undergoing water baptism. They thus have an unrestricted privilege of prayer.
can unbaptized persons be encouraged to pray with the hope of being heard?
Like Cornelius, anyone today progressing toward dedication may be encouraged to pray. But an individual who is insincere about studying the Scriptures, does not know the divine requirements for prayer, and has not yet displayed an attitude pleasing to God cannot be said to fear Jehovah, have faith, or be earnestly seeking him. Such a person is not in position to offer prayers acceptable to God.
Everyone who really fears Jehovah is a believer who makes a dedication to God and symbolizes it by getting baptized. (Acts 8:13; 18:8) And only baptized believers have an unrestricted privilege of approaching the King Eternal in prayer.
So there you have it! If your insincere, don't know the requirements, aren't showing an attitude pleasing to god, don't fear god(even though you never learned about him yet), or if you don't have faith......he won't listen.