Moses petitioned the Lord for His presence. Without it, he wondered how he'd be able to accomplish anything of consequence.
Most of us, on the other hand, pray for the "presents" we feel the Lord owes us; you know, those things we feel we deserve to make us comfortable and successful. There's a vast difference between asking for His presence and His presents. One requires a total death to any form of serving ourselves. The other keeps our fleshly desires alive and well, and they're ineffective in accomplishing His real work. Which do you ask for in your prayer time?