Taken from churchmilitant.tv . . .
“Why is it then that so many prayers remain unanswered? . . . The only reason why we obtain so little from God is because we ask for so little and we are not insistent enough.
Christ promised on behalf of His Father that He would give us everything, even the very smallest things. But He laid down an order to be observed in all that we ask, and if we do not obey this rule we are unlikely to obtain anything. He tells us in St. Matthew: ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and his justice and all these things shall be given to you besides.'” ~St. Claude de la Colombière