“The Bible has many references to the immeasurable gifts which are for you, but for which you must ask.” A Course in Miracles, Circle of Atonement edition.
“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seek finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he ask for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:9-13 (RSV)
When I was little, just a small child, I thought that asking for things was being greedy. As a result, my parents had quite a time trying to discover what my Santa wishes really were. Of course, I wouldn’t have known the concept for “greedy,” but something stopped me from putting words to my desires.
I missed a great lesson from Scriptures. We do need to ask for what we want. If we can get really clear about what we want, then ask with a reverent heart, the Universe (think God) does respond. Asking is the basis of the law of attraction, and asking is not greedy.
Sometimes we fear that we will ask amiss. And the law of attraction is very exact, though a loving Father oversees the process, in my opinion. So we are saved from disaster when we ask amiss. Eventually our inferior wants will be replaced with truly great wants, and as we climb up the ladder to the knowledge of God, we will ask rightly.
We can always include a prayer to ask rightly. And then we see the blessing of what we want showering down upon us.