“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. (Luke 11:9, NRSV)
We are good at asking and pretty good at knocking, but sometimes we forget to seek.
God expects us, sometimes, to do a little work toward answering our prayers. Sometimes we may need to look for the answer God has provided.
Seeking is the neglected member of the prayer trinity. This is as close as it comes to the Bible telling us that God helps those who help themselves.