God says in Qur'an: 186. And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright. And God says also: 62. Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations? Is there any (god) with Allah? Little is that you remember! And God says also: 180. And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do.
NO ONE loves an invisible god for love's or god's sake, but for their own sake. Those who THINK that they love god, has rather an absolutely selfish motive. They love god either for the greed of heaven or for the fear of hell. The term "love of god" is but a crafty deception, that has been invented by the the credulous, simply to make "SUPERSTITION sound SOPHISTICATED".
You can ask a god, or talk to yourself (which are the one and the same thing), for help in every which way you will, but that will not advance your case the least. Even if there is a god, judging by history, it is more than certain that he has no interest, and cares absolutely nothing, for the affairs of man.
God hath neither ear to listen, nor eye to see, our needs, and god certainly has no will to grant any wish of any sons of men, whatsoever. It is infinitely more effective and honorable to help yourself towards achieving your goal, than to beg assistance as alms from a god upstairs. If you want something, you must earn it. If you wish to realize your dreams, you must make yourself worthy. As a rule, honor is infinitely more worthy than beggary. A master, divine or mortal, cannot be great enough to make beggary respectable.
All you can do is ask, keeping in mind God isnt your personal genie. He is under no obligation to grant your every wish and desire. What we think we want or should have may not be the same thing God knows we need.
A parable Jesus Christ told indicates one of the basic conditions for God to answer prayers. Jesus said that two men were praying at the temple in Jerusalem. One was a highly respected Pharisee, the other a despised tax collector. The Pharisee prayed: “O God, I thank you I am not as the rest of men, . . . or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give the tenth of all things I acquire.” But the lowly tax collector “kept beating his breast, saying, ‘O God, be gracious to me a sinner.’”—Luke 18:9-13. 2 In commenting on these two prayers, Jesus said: “I tell you, This man [the tax collector] went down to his home proved more righteous than that man [the Pharisee]; because everyone that exalts himself will be humiliated, but he that humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) Clearly, Jesus showed that merely praying to our heavenly Father is not enough. How we pray—our mental attitude—is also important.