Sometimes G-d says "no," and sometimes evil people harden their hearts.
We also prayed for rain. As you can see from this solitary crocus flower, we have not been blessed with rain here in the HolyLand. Our rain is in direct proportion to the blessings we deserve, and as a People, we deserve drought. So we pray to G-d for forgiveness.
We wandered around the site of Ancient Shiloh, each of us finding the spot we felt most attached to the shechina, G-d's presence. Then we ended by praying together.