I was thinking about this in the body of Christ. Often people get upset because the church members do not help them with their burdens. My first response is did you ask for help? If a stranger will help, why not the members of the body of Christ? Often people give their prayers to another, or their needs upon another, but first they asked for help. Do not expect your burdens to be helped by others if you do not ask. We will have burdens and others can help us, but we also must bear some responsability for our own burdens.
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Gal 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Gal 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Gal 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
Another time that we are to ask for help is in healings.
Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
God is glorified in this. How is he glorified if no one has faith in him? If God is hidden from you, it may be because of your unbelief. How are you to help someone who doesn't believe enough to ask for it?
John 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.