“Ask and you shall receive” is not a pretty phrase met to be displayed on a shelf.
Ask and you shall receive is exactly what it says.
There is no need to beg or bargain or bemoan to receive help from the Most High. It is there for you, always, in all-ways. When you beg, bargain, or bemoan you are not trusting that you are an integral part of All That Is.
You believe that you have to measure up to a set standard or your request cannot be heard. This is not the truth!
When you doubt your relevance in the eyes of God, you doubt God, for God is your maker. The old cliché – God does not make junk – holds court here.
Why would the God who made you, not want you to have that which will set you FREE?