Are You Afraid to Ask?
Soul, why are you afraid to ask
The King of earth and sky
For something that you now desire,
And why would you be shy?
For He Himself has bid you come
And ask for all you need.
He’s promised He will hear your prayer –
Your wishes He’ll exceed.
Yes, if you ask for selfish gain
Or try to change His will,
He will not grant you such requests
Because He loves you still.
But if you ask in faith He says
He’ll grant the thing you’ve asked
For glory and for mercy’s sake
Because His love is vast.
Will you refuse to make requests
Because He might say “Wait”?
Or are you so afraid of “No”
Your wants you won’t relate?
If you don’t ask, you won’t receive –
Oh, what a tragic end
When God Himself desires to be
Your kind and faithful Friend!
So bring your wants and needs in prayer
Before His mighty throne,
And see what He will do for you
Who loves to bless His own.
Christina Joy Hommes