In Philippians 4:6-7 it says "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests by known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
I researched the word "supplication" means "the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly" Is there something you are praying for, asking others to pray for? You read there in Philippians in God's own word to 'petition and ask, plead for' that to me seems like there should be a lot more serious praying going on around us! When you think of a young toddler or child when they want something that they cannot afford themselves in the toy or candy store, they will not just 'ask' calmly, but they are usually seen begging, over and over pleading with their mom or dad, knowing his parent has the means to buy it.
Our Heavenly Father wants us to come to Him, with the knowledge and with humility before him, asking him for what we need and want.
In Matthew 7:11 it says, "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask him."