You are certainly asking the right questions.
If you read John 17 you will see that Jesus prayed to the Father about those who would come to believe through "the one whom God sent".If you believe that The father answered Jesus's prayer then you will have an idea of what to expect.
James 1:5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Ask God to give you wisdom,then believe that he will guide you to the truth(Jesus is the Truth).
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
If we believe we have received something then we don't need to ask again.
We simply thank God in faith that we have received.
Then hang on because if you have even a little faith something will happen.
I don't know what because God knows each us personally and he knows exactly what you need to increase in him.
Friends are for comfort and protection,
enemies are for learning perfection