Analogy ~ ~
The "analogy" in the Bible that God is our Father and we are His children is there for a reason. When you were young and asked your father for something did he always give it to you? If you asked him if you could go play in the middle of a busy intersection, I'm sure he would have turned you down. If on the other hand you said "Dad, I'm really dying of thirst, could you get me something to drink", I'm thinking he would have done his very best to supply your request. He was willing to give you whatever was best for you and within his power. That's why Jesus said this in:
Mat 7:7-11 "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
You do notice however, that the "son" was asking for bread or a fish (not a mercedes-benz). I've known some people who have prayed they would win the lottery ~~ and if God would only answer their prayer they would give "most of it" to the church.... Can't you hear the buzzer going off/ NOT
God already knows your needs and the desires of your heart. He is loving, patient, caring and wants whatever is in your best interest (not just within the next 24 hrs, but for eternity). Asking is not a problem, believing what I just explained, and knowing He has the power to provide is essential. The answer may be "yes, no, or wait" and you must be willing to accept that too.
Paul had a problem he considered a real "need" but didn't get the answer he would have preferred.
2Co 12:7-9 especially because of the extraordinary revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to torment me so I would not exalt myself. Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me. But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
We are to talk to God as though He were our Father, because He Is: "Our Father, who art in heaven"..
By all means ask, He Loves you!
1Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed!