Our prayers should be in alignment to God’s will and not having wrong motives. We need to be sensitive to the guidance and leadings of the Holy Spirit, as we read and study God’s word.
James 4:3 – You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
1 John 5:14-15 – And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.