@Breakfast-I too suffered serious mental illness years ago and prayed constantly for relief. None came. Had I had to pray on bended knee, my knees would have holes in them from so much praying. I prayed for years as did my parents to me to have some mental peace. Peace finally came after I was DF'd and felt that I could finally get professional mental help. (Paxil is a friend). Counciling helped alot, the medication even more.
@Punk-no, I don't believe prayers are answered. Never seen any personal evidence, no matter how hard I've looked.