“Ask! We cannot give you anything unless you ask. The Universe waits for you to ask. When you see it coming, be willing to take and receive it. When the opportunity comes, grab it! Thank and acknowledge the Universe for it, and you can create heaven on Earth.” Living with Joy, by Sanaya Roman
Yes, we must ask! Rhonda Byrne, who popularized the law of attraction in The Secret and later books, has made this clear (as did the people she quoted).
Asking is not something that comes naturally to many of us. We think we are being greedy, asking for what we want. I know that I have, over my lifetime, felt that I was being greedy if I asked for what I want. My mother told me that when I was little, she and my dad had a hard time with Santa Claus, because I wouldn’t give them any clue about what I wanted.
That idea, for me, has continued into adult life.
None of us wants to be greedy. But when we have gone within, and sought the guidance of the universe (think God), we are right to ask of Him what we truly want. We need to be sure that we really want these things. Our conviction about knowing we what we want is very important.
Then thank God when the thing arrives. Take time to enjoy it. Take time to feel blessed, for we are truly blessed.