Asking is a law of heaven. We can ask, petition, request, beg, and implore the Lord, depending on our need.
Ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. D&C 4:7
And whoso shall ask it in my name in faith, they shall cast out devils; they shall heal the sick; they shall cause the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak, and the lame to walk. D&C 35:8 – 9
In addition to asking, we need to act.
Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me. D&C 9:7
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Luke 6:46
Calling on the Lord in mighty prayer opens the channels of communication with heaven.
Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived aseek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given… D&C 46:8
For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round. 1 Nephi 10:19
We can become friends of the Lord as we testify of Him.
Nevertheless, ye are blessed, for the testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon; and they rejoice over you, and your sins are forgiven you. D&C 62:3
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God… Luke 12:8
There are many ways to get the Lord’s attention. Do you have a favorite you’d like to suggest?