fasting, through declaring nor proclaiming in faith-filled confession. They can only be acquired through obedience. Do we fill our prayer time making requests for that which only obedience can release to us? Are we asking for that which is not rightfully ours to have? If some of the blessings we desire are indeed in sync with us having met the covenant conditions, then by all means we should be heard praying both in faith & with fervency for them to be released to us. But until then, perhaps our time is better spent first asking for the heart & grace to obey, rather than first asking for the rewards of the obediences we have not yet accomplished.
The love of God is unconditional - The covenent promises of God are not.
Grace & mercy are unconditionally ours for the asking...
Intimacy with God is not.
Intimacy with God is not given by merely asking for it,
but also by intentionally cultivating it.