Question: What is the “prayer of the poor” that doesn’t go unanswered?
Answer: The prayer of the poor is a plea of a person who understands that no one can help him but the Creator. He feels that he has no rights, no merits, no good deeds, no support, and that he has nothing. Even his egoism no longer sustains him and this is called total poverty.
In this case only the Creator (through the group) can help him. This plea for help is the prayer of the poor for bare necessities, only to save his soul.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabalah Lesson 1/30/12, Writings of Rabash