Jesus encourages us to intercede for our needs. He wants us to be forthright and honest as we place our needs before God. If we truly think that God is asking us to do something and for which we need some help, then what is stopping us from forthrightly stating these needs to Him? At least God will know that we are trying to do what He asks us to do. And if we fail to place our needs before Him, He will also know that we are not really committted to be obedient to His Word.
7 Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, 10 or a snake when he asks for a fish? 11 If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. 12 Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets.”
t h i n k : He wants us to be forthright and honest as we place our needs before God.