If you doubt of obtaining the blessings you ask of God, then remember at least that even you being evil and avaricious, and not rich, not almighty, give to those in want who ask of you, and sometimes even before they ask you, when you only know their need. “How much more shall your Father Which is in heaven,” Who is most gracious most rich, most wise and almighty,give good thing to them that ask Him.

John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ, E. E. Goulaeff (tr),
Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY, 1994, p.362.