Perhaps the most revealing revelation on prayer is found in James 4:2: “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.”
Just think, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” We lack because we don’t pray.
In other words, the way we get ahead in life and receive things from God is different from the world. We are told not to lust after things. Nor is joining the corporate struggle the way to success. We obtain things not by fighting and doing all the things the world does. Instead our road map to receiving is through prayer.