“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Luke 11:9-10 NIV
Prayer is not persuading God to do what we desire. Prayer is to bring our will and life into harmony with the will of God. We cannot change God. He changes us. He changes our desires to “both to will and to do of His good pleasure” Philippians 2:13.
God always answers our prayers. It could be yes, of course, or no, it is not for your best interests, or even, wait – the timing is not right yet.
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3 NIV