Don't think it unusual that Jesus answers the plea of a contrite heart? Jesus seeks the call of faith to reveal Himself. Listen to the words of scripture.
2 Chronicles 16:9a "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him..."
Matthew 7:7-11 "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. V8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. V9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? V10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? V11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto you children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?"
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
Psalm 37:5 "Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass."
Faced with the question, "What will ye that I should do for you?" What would your request be?
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010