The Lord's Prayer
The Model Prayer
“Ask” implies requesting assistance for a conscious need. We realize our lack and thus ask for help. The word also suggests humility in asking, for it is commonly used of one making a request of a superior.
“Seek” denotes asking but adds action. The idea is not just to express our need, but to get up and look around for help. It involves effort.
“Knock” includes asking plus acting plus persevering—like someone who keeps pounding on a closed door.