The one thing I noticed among some of my friends are they are afraid to ask from God for what they truly want, kind of stuck in the "I am a sinner" mode and until and unless they feel totally cleansed, they can move out of that zone and begin asking for things they want. Fear surrounds them, in a way, I see prayers and going to church acts like a temporary emotional bandage for them. I believe God is not only found in churches but when we quiet down our over active mind, slow down the pace of living and listen within our heart, we would find him there. And if we listen carefully, he is always talking to us, blessing us with his words, offering signs and wonders in ways that we cannot think of.
Leviticus 16:30 :For it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the LORD.
Notice this verse above says from all your sins NOT some sins , selective ones but each and every one, big or small sins.
And if we are cleansed, then read this next verse carefully :
2 Corinthians 9.8 - And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
In other words, in all areas of our lives, finance, family, health, career, personal, social, etc are all blessed by God. There is no such things as gaining wealth at the expense of health or other nonsense that the material world is telling us about. That is why it is more important to lean to God's words as often as possible.
Thank you Lord for your blessing and I am grateful for your grace towards me and my family. Love you - Lord.