Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
James 4:3 KJV
You remember Matt 7:7? Right, in case you were wondering why its seemingly not working. James got inspired.
Prayer is a mechanism but its also a principle. It’s a code with ‘do’s and ‘dont’s. It always works as long as you are in line with purpose or online with God. You ask and don’t receive because you are offline from communing appropriately. Now, how do you go offline?
Well, we go offline when we put our desires and lusts as prime to communing with God. If we ask for things because we lust after them, to consume them.
Let me add, if we talk to God only because we want to get something or we ask things for ourselves and not for his kingdom first, we wouldn’t receive it. It’s not because God is wicked, its because we are… So the next time ye ask, ask not for the consumption of lustful desires from the flesh but from the purpose of creation.
YHWH BE PRAISED