When we talk with God, Jesus the Messiah challenges us to be direct. God already knows what we need. God loves us. God cares for us. God will give us what we need.
One of the more important things that Jesus knows we need is the Holy Spirit. We need the power to have faith and be courageous. How often do I ask for the Holy Spirit in my prayers? Not enough I am afraid.
God is in a good mood. May we be direct and ask for what we need.
Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing—you’re at least decent to your own children. And don’t you think the Father who conceived you in love will give the Holy Spirit when you ask him?” Luke 11:10-13