Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

Ask of Jesus All Thou Needest


When you struggle in prayer, it is helpful and wise and an act of humility to look to others for help. It is what I have been doing much of recently. When the pump is dry, it needs priming. Dead guys frequently help me. C.H. Bogatsky:

Dost thou want nothing, O, my fellow-mortal? Hast thou nothing to ask? Yes, thou replies, I need an infinite supply. Well then, draw near to thy precious King and Bridegroom without fear.

Lo! He holds out His golden sceptre to thee, saying, "Only ask; not the half, but the whole of My kingdom shall be granted; nay, I will give Myself unto thee."

Disclose to Him, therefore, thy whole heart, mentioning all thy wants and grievances. Whatever is poured out before Him, is lodged in its proper place; He takes the burden from thee, and encourages thee to hope for seasonable and full relief...Ask of Him, therefore, all thou needest, and ask in faith.

(from Into His Presence: Daily Devotions for Prayer, Mon Nov 12.)

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