The Bible says, “You don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.” James 4:2 NLT

Jesus told His disciples,

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.” Matthew 7:7 NLT

And,

“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.” John 15:16 NLT

“I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and He will grant your request because you use My name.  You haven’t done this before. Ask, using My name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” John 16:23-24 NLT

That apostle Paul also taught the people to, “Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.” Philippians 4: 6 NLT

In other words, God wants us to ask Him for anything that pleases Him – no sinful and selfish things! ANYTHING, as the following scriptures confirm:

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.  But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.” James 1:5-6 NLT

“And we are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.  And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for.” 1. John 5:14-15 NLT