Crying Out for More

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This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series 31 Days of Supernatural Encounters

31 Days of Supernatural Encounters | by Jamie Rohrbaugh | free devotional series on FromHisPresence.comBeloved Presence seeker, today–Day 25 of our 31 days of supernatural encounters (series index here)--we are simply crying out for more–more of God.

Read: Psalm 84


When was the last time you cried out in agony to God for nothing more than more of Him?

Yes, I know we have access to all of Him already in Christ. That is very true.

But it is also true that, upon finding Him, we continue to seek Him–and, having sought Him, we continue to find Him.

There is always more of our Father to know.

And the most powerful, most intimate encounters I have ever had with the Lord have been nothing more than this: me, alone with God–or even in church, but focused in on Him so much that I didn’t think about other people–simply crying out:

“Father, I need You. Jesus, I need You. Holy Spirit, I need You.

Please. I’m desperate for You. I’m desperate for more. I have to know You more. I want to be closer to You. I must be closer to You. 

I will die if I don’t have more of You, Lord.”

I truly believe there is no greater prayer than that. No greater prayer than total surrender. No greater prayer than raw, absolute, desperate love for Him.

After all, there is nothing closer to Father’s heart than to be closer to YOU.

We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). So what prayer could possibly agree with His will more than simply crying out for more of Him? For more of His face? For more closeness, more intimacy, closer relationship with Him?

So today, I implore you:

Would you sit down with God and simply cry out for more of Him?

Would you tell Him that you are desperate for Him?

And if you’re not desperate, would you ask Him to make you that way?

Would you tell Him that He is your life, your breath, your strength–and that your heart and flesh will fail without Him? That He is your chief Love, your Desire, the object of your affection?

And would you ask Him–with faith–to give you more? To draw you closer to Himself? And to help you know Him more?

Just for more of Him?

There’s nothing greater than simply crying out for more of Father.

There is nothing more real, nothing more raw, and nothing more powerful. I know of no greater way to encounter God personally than simply to cry out to Him for more … more of Him.

Will you do it?

Pray this:

“Heavenly Father, I need You. I love You. Father, please have all of me for Yourself. Please help me to know You more. Draw me closer to Yourself. Fill me with Your Spirit.

Oh God, I’m desperate for You. I give You permission to remove everything from my life that keeps us from being closer. Help me, Lord. Please. I just want to be closer to You. Fill me and take me wholly for Yourself, Lord.

Thank You, Father. In Jesus’ name, amen.”


Listen to Eddie James sing the most powerful version of “Let It Rain” that I have ever heard. As you listen, make this your heart’s cry and entreat our Father to rain down more of Himself into your life!

Does this word encourage your heart today? If so, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. This is my everyday prayer to be more closer to God. To grow spiritually and for God to dwell in. May God keeps on blessing you

  2. Sharon Steinman says:

    I always love reading your messages. I live in Lake Charles. I am friends with Julie and Jade. Small world!! God bless you with time , His wisdom and energy.

  3. Kahn Johnson says:

    I just want more of Him, Jamie!! I want to know more of and about Him! I want to feel His presence constantly. I want to feel His love to the point that it erases all the voids from childhood. I want His constant guidance!!!!!! I love Him, I need Him, I yearn for Him. I want to be drenched with His Holy Spirit!
    Safe in His Arms,

  4. Hi Jaimie,

    I have been thinking of this every morning he gives me a song and I start my day off singing it and praising him telling him all that he is in my life. There have been times that I’m driving home praising him and I feel like my heart is going to explode from all the love I feel for Jesus.
    This morning however it was a trying morning where I just felt this immense sadness but your message reminds me FOCUS ON JESUS it’s so clear. I’m going to choose to not look at the things that trouble me and choose to look at Jesus and seek him even closer.
    Thank you for your words !

  5. Ann mayne says:

    Hi thanks for that I don’t know why every time I hear that song it brings me to tears. Thank you again I needed that today. Stay blessed and keep up the good work.

  6. Linda Foley says:

    I am deaf. I sure wished that was captioned.

  7. Leticia Martinez says:

    More of Him and less of me!…Have your way in me,Daddy God!!YOU are perfect and in you and through you,we can do all things together!! Your perfect love casts out all fear and floods our hearts with peace and love and nothing but good things!!

  8. Thank you Jamie for this word. Sometimes prayers that are given to you by sister or brothers just ARE your heart language. This IS!
    More of you Jesus! I cry out for more of you in me and all of me for you!

  9. Tamie Tyra says:

    Jamie, this is exactly my prayer last night as I drove home from my sweet friends burnt house. I have had 2 of my closest friends lose homes to a fire in the past 2 weeks, and tonight one of those friends lost her sister.
    I’ve prayed for both of these beautiful ladies to come to Christ deeper. To yearn for Him as I do, to understand the depth of our Father’s love. They know Christ but are not intimate with Him or the Father. Last night I felt I had no breath, no sight, no direction. I cried out to the Father, please Father bring me closer, bring me deeper, bring me away from anything that keeps me afar off from Him.
    In the ashes of all their”stuff” they and their grandchildren were unharmed. All I could do was praise Him for that. For their safety. For stuff is stuff but their lives are not replaceable.
    Please Jamie pray for these two ladies and their families. Laquita and Beverly both called me first, I gave all I had in prayer for the both of them, I’ve walked a path before them showing God’s love, as His hands and feet. My hearts desire is that He brings me closer to Him as close as possible, so they too will see and desire His presence.

  10. george modise says:

    good morning Jamie.this is my prayer I pray this every day .to do the will of good.i thank god to give me direction.i thank god for everything.

  11. Hi Jamie, this is my everyday prayer, want more of my. Daddy thank you so much sister may God bless you, love you.

  12. Rebecca L Jones says:

    Jesus said there would be evil in our days, we need more of Him and more as His coming nears.

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