And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
Motivation is everything when it comes to our prayers. God is looking for honesty and he wants you to speak from your heart. Is what you’re asking for a want or a need, how will God be glorified? God isn’t interested in our worldly motivations, he sees fame and fortune as frivolous. So pray boldly for what you know will glorify him.