Ya Allah! Draw Me Close To You. I Want To Be Your Friend!

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Just a short, simple prayer today to Almighty God. . .

“Ya Allah! Draw me close to You. Like Abraham, I want to be Your friend!”

“For God did take Abraham for a friend” (The Qur’an, Surah 4.125)
“. . .Abraham, My friend” (The Bible, lsaiah 41.8)
“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend” (The Bible, James 2:23)

Khalilullahwhat a name! What an amazing thing – being so close to God that He calls you His friend!

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This post was inspired by this song of worship. It is a prayer. . .

Draw Me Close

Draw me close to You
Never let me go

I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your friend
You are my desire
No one else will do
‘Cause nothing else can take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near

Draw me close to You
Never let me go

I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I’m Your friend
You are my desire
No one else will do
‘Cause nothing else can take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know You are near

Help me know You are near
Help me know You are near

Songwriters
Mark Hays, Kelly Carpenter

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“Ya Allah! Draw me close to You. Like Abraham, I want to be Your friend!”

Postscript: “Ya Allah” – It comes from and is an abbreviation of traditional Arabic words (in Arabic يا ألله) literally meaning “O God”.

2 thoughts on “Ya Allah! Draw Me Close To You. I Want To Be Your Friend!

  1. from Hadith Qudsi….

    “I am as my servant hopes I am
    I am with him when he remembers me
    If he remembers me in his heart
    I remember him in my heart
    and if he mentions me in assembly
    I mention him in an assembly greater than it
    If he draws near to me a hands length
    I draw near to him an arms length
    If he draws near to me an arms length
    I draw near to him a fathom
    and if he comes to me walking
    I go to him at speed.

    Quran 2:152 (partial)
    Remember me and I shall remember you…

    • Thank you, my friend! Great to hear from you!

      “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” (the prophet Jeremiah, chapter 29, verse 13).

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