That sure is different from the other ANE stuff, isn't it? YHWH isn't a god to be controlled by ritual or magic.
And what was true then is just as true now. You can't "claim the promise" and demand that God has to fulfill your (usually selfish) wish—see James 4:3, "You ask and don’t have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings." (CEB)