I ask things of God while knowing that God Himself has need of nothing. Still, I wonder if there is anything I can give to God?
When I pray, I ask for His will. I pray for safety and protection for my family, that He will guard their lives, shed light upon their paths, and make their hearts happy, and I ask Him to save my lost loved ones, and help those I know who are struggling in their faith or facing hardships and loss.
I know I have nothing with which to use for striking any bargains with Him, and I deserve no special favor. I say to Him, "I'm resting in Your sovereignty."
I don't think it's wrong to want the Lord to do something for you.
"Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more . . ." (Luke 18:39)
But I understand we come to Him empty handed, with nothing to offer in trade, least of all living for Him, and whatever His answer is, whatever God does, is right.