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Draw Me Close To You

  • Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't murmur among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up in the last day. John 6:43-44 WEB.

    Sometimes, I could see from the look on their face that their greatest wish on Earth was for me to stop talking about Jesus. At other times, I have seen people come to me of their own accord and shakily say, "I want what you have." I have witnessed to people and tried my best to convince them that Jesus is real, and just got a dismal gaze of pure boredom. While others could not wait for me to pray with them.

    Why the inconsistency? It's because the Lord is drawing them at that time, but maybe not others. Though He may draw them later. I believe we can help by praying for Him to draw them. The Lord has to open their hearts and minds for them to understand the truth, or it will remain hidden from them. Here are two examples:

    "He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven." 1 (Matthew 16:15'17 WEB).

    Peter recognized that Jesus was the Son of God, then Jesus told him this was revealed to him by the Father. Most people could not see what Peter saw because it was hidden from them but revealed to him.

    "A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one who worshiped God, heard us. The Lord opened her heart to listen to the things which were spoken by Paul." (Acts 16:14 WEB).

    Lydia understood what Paul was preaching because the Lord opened her heart to understand it. Many others around them heard the exact words but did not get the message.

    If you have people you want to come to the Lord, then pray for Him to draw them, for their hearts to be opened. You will not have to give long-winded speeches or persuade them to believe when the right time comes.

    When the Father draws them, they will soon be witnessing to you about the goodness of God and inviting you to go to church with them. I also believe we can pray for the Lord to draw our hearts to Him as well, for no one comes to Jesus, except the Father draws them.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You draw my family and me to You. Please open our hearts to understand the gospel and help us see beyond the natural. Renew us with Your Holy Spirit. May we all come to know You and be saved and delivered. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Mar 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I feel I've gotten to know God and my faith has grown. Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

Mar 19
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Mar 19
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you dear Lord Jesus, amen! Amen!

Mar 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Praise Your Glorious Name

Mar 19
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. AMEN

Mar 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings. Amen 

Mar 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank You Father For Blessing Me And My Family And Friends Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Mar 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I pray for all to know and love the Lord!

Mar 19
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your perfect timing

Mar 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Renew us with Your Holy Spirit! Amen

Mar 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your blessings, I humbly ask You to draw those in my family that don't know You so they can find the salvation that You offer, also for those that need Your loving care and forgiveness. In Jesus Christ name I pray,Amen .

God bless you and Sylvia Pastor, this is a great message, thank you both, Amen. 

Mar 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN and AMEN and AMEN !!! Thank you my Lord and God !!! 

Mar 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Mar 19

My Lord and my God, please draw each and every one of my family members far and near, including my siblings and their families, all the many contacts that I ever had, and all the many people that I've been taking care of and their families to You by the mighty power of Thy Holy Spirit, and may they experience the peace that passes all understanding amid all the many trials, fears and anxieties (Phil. 4:7), I ask and pray in the Holy Name of JESUS, Amen!!!

Mar 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus 

Mar 19
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Mar 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 21