Over the last year, my spiritual mother has constantly stated to me, "You have not, because you ask not." Every time she would tell me this, I would get mad. I would reply, "Who is going to help me? So why bother asking?" Well, after a year of drilling this in my head, I finally get it. God works through people. We can and must pray, but we also need to take action. You have to ask for what you need. The worst that can happen is that someone says "no." What are you waiting for?
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Matthew 7:7-9 (KJV)