Try to lead a life by setting a standard- a bench mark of sorts- that you would like to achieve. It could be based on the life of your ideal or someone that you were always in awe of or it could be your own target. And having done that focus all your energies into reaching that goal. ~Latika Teotia
It is quite likely that while you are praying for God’s mercy and your wishes to be answered He too may be waiting to give you the desired wish. But, you have to at least start working towards it. You can’t just be sitting idle waiting for miracles. You have to work towards it and when the going gets tough, pray to Him to help you out. To seek God’s help you have to help yourself too.