What is the difference between asking Allah to give us, rather than asking Allah to take from us?
And what should we ask Allah to take from us?
Furthermore, what standing do we as a human being have as regards to Allah, that we should demand things from Him?
The esteemed Shaheed Dr. Murtaza Mutahhari provides an alternative perspective on praying to Allah.
First remove from yourself that which needs to be removed, and then ask Allah to give that which needs to be given.