If a really wise and powerful person really loved you, you could ask him for anything and then relax (even if he said no or not yet). If he didn’t really love you, you might as well be whistling in the wind. It all depends on who you’re asking.
“[H]e . . . lived in poverty and in reiterated failure . . . but he [was] a ‘sunny and playful man’. . . liv[ing] confidently in the Fourth Petition, ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’” Alvin Rogness
Father, today I will ask with abandon.