Have you ever really begged Jesus for something? I know I have. I think God desperately wants us to bless us with the things that we desire. But he refuses to give us things that will hurt us. It's like C.S. Lewis says: one day we'll be more thankful for the prayers that weren't answered because many of our prayers are misguided. I'm still trying to get a handle on my prayer life.
I think I'm going to start praying to God for some big stuff. We'll see what happens. JM