Making a request to God
And this is the confidence which we have facing Him, that if, perhaps, we should ask according to His desirous will, He hears us. And if perhaps we intuitively know that He hears us, that which we should ask for we intuitively know that we have the thing we request which we asked from Him , 1 John 5:14, 15
This type of communication is not to fulfill all the desires of our flesh, but to provide us what we need according to His desirous will.
You ask and do not receive because you ask wrong in order that by your own pleasures you should consume it, James 4:3
Typically done after worship and supplication with thanksgiving, Philippians 4:6