The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered simply because they go unasked. (Keith Madison, college basketball coach)

Prayer is a practice in every religion, no doubt, but it often becomes only a ritual, a rite reserved for public service. It’s sometimes practiced only in case of an extreme emergency. Madison’s comment is simple but probably reflects the neglect of prayer at times when it could be most helpful.

You do not have because you do not ask God (James 4:2). Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7).