Does God Answer Prayer?

Have you ever been praying and then you have a thought, then another, and another, and you're all 'one of these could be God, but how do I know for sure?' Well, there's a few ways we can check. I would argue that the number one way God answers prayer (for me, and I suspect for most), is through scripture. If I'm praying God may remind me of a proverb, a teaching, or just a random seemingly unrelated verse. 'But how do I know that isn't just a verse I thought of, or one the enemy put there to distract me?'