This is probably self evident to everyone else here, but how is asking for divine help during time of duress or suspected spiritual attack different than treating God like a vending machine? Is it simply the difference between spiritual vs material assistance? If so, isn’t sickness or poverty a material condition? It is acceptable to seek divine assistance for oneself in those situations, right?
This isn’t a troll post. I think that these are on some sort of continuum with a line somewhere that when crossed turns a humble request for aid into something unnoble, and I would like to learn where others folks think this line is. OR to learn a different paradigm if my line idea is wrong.