Ask and you shall receive.
What you think about comes about.
You have not because you ask amiss.
These statements are referring to the law of attraction. The words you pray or say are not as important as the beliefs and emotions behind them. For these are the vibrational frequencies that attract objects, experiences, and life changes.
In the Bible, Jesus referred to the laws of God and noted that they are written on our hearts, not on tablets of stone (they didn’t have paperbacks and computers back then). This means our religion or sacred text should not overrule what our hearts (gut, intuition) is telling us.
The law of attraction is a universal law and is therefore applicable to everyone on the planet; and it is much more reliable and consistent than the law of gravity. You are either working with or against the law of attraction every moment of your life.
There are two sides to every coin and just like magnets have a positive and negative pole, so does the law of attraction, which is the law of repelling. If we can draw to ourselves using our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, we can also repel certain energies and experiences—even those we might like to attract.
If your prayers are not being answered it could be because your words are not aligned with your hidden beliefs or you really don’t think you deserve or could have what you ask for. Change your beliefs and you will change your life.