Monday, December 20, 2010

Daily devotional: Pray for people to be drawn to Jesus

Scripture
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day."
John 6:44 NIV

Observation
I get frustrated and discouraged when people hear the Gospel but cannot see it for the ultimate life-giving gift that it is. Yet it should not be surprising, because people cannot come to God unless He draws that person to Him.

Application
Pray fervently that God will draw those I know and love to Him. Don't neglect clearly telling them the message of salvation, but remember that they must first be drawn to Jesus, which is something I cannot do but must trust the Lord to do.

Prayer
Lord, I love you. May Your name be glorified on earth as it is in heaven. Please draw everyone to You, and especially those I know and love. Please open their eyes and soften their hearts. Help them to receive the message of salvation with earnest and joy, and help me to clearly convey it to those You have drawn to Yourself. May they know the power of your transforming love and the Holy Spirit, Who flows from within Your children.

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