Gratefulness is the heart attitude of prayer & of hearing God's voice. But is is usually shouted down by by my wants, my needs, my desires & my dreams.
Give up on wanting to hear your 'I want it now' voice get louder - listen for the voice of God. Then respond.
What are you thankful for? Have you verbalized it today?
Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!