The family was on vacation when they came upon a playground. The little girl wanted to get in but the gate was locked. Her father explained that she couldn't play there because of the locked gate.

"But Daddy," she said, "you've got lots of keys." She hadn't learned yet that one must have the right key in order to open the door.

Nobody today remembers the little chorus we once sang, "Prayer is the key that opens Heaven's door." But it is still true. James wrote, "You have not because you ask not."