1) Ask and you shall receive
God cannot answer prayer that has not been prayed. It takes humility to ask. He wants us to ask for the things that we need (See Matthew 7:7 above).
2) Ask the Father in the name of Jesus
Christ gave the ultimate reason for the Father in Heaven to hear and to answer our petition that our joy might be full.
John 16:23-24 says, “…Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. U ntil now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
3) Ask in faith without wavering
James 1:6-8 says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
4) Ask in agreement with someone
Matt 18:19 says, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
5) Ask in line with the word of God
Our prayer must be in agreement with the will of Father.