If you are really a student of Triple Jewels, which means now you don't think or do all the craziness you used to think and do. Now you are aware of your thinking and actions more and follow the teachings, precepts, conducts (including laws), etc. Then when you asked for help in cultivating your path, Buddha and Bodhisattva will grant you. If you ask for material things for your enjoyment and pleasure, then Buddha and Bodhisattva cannot help you. So I recommend saying Namo Amitabha and make your request...Remember the Earth Store Bodhisattva's story, by reciting a Buddha name the girl become enlightened. So becoming enlightened is even possible through saying a Buddha's name, any other request would be the same also if you say with sincerity, respect, and faith. Faith here is important...no faith will not work. All of this talk will not help either. All of reasoning will not help either if with no Faith and actually reciting.
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)
―Listen! Those of you who devote yourselves to the Dharma
must not be afraid of losing your bodies and your lives―