We all know the verse. But here is some clarification to it: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 1 John 3:22-23 As you can see, we get what we want once we follow God's commands. And once we follow God's commands, our desires will line up with His will. We will hate carnal things, and love godly things. And God will give them to us according to His will.