A Prayer for Friendship

Dear God,

I thank You for the gift of friendship and the joy it brings to my life. I pray for the strength and wisdom to be a good friend to those around me, and to show Your love and grace to them in all that I do.

I pray for my friends who are going through difficult times, that You would give them comfort and hope in the midst of their struggles.

I pray that our friendships would be a source of support and encouragement, and that we would lift each other up in prayer and encourage each other to draw closer to You.

I pray that our friendships would be a reflection of Your love and that they would point others to You. May our friendships be a light in a world that is often dark, and may we be a blessing to those around us.

I pray this through the power of Your holy name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 30:2 ESV

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
    and you have healed me.

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Jeremiah 17:14 ESV

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
    save me, and I shall be saved,
    for you are my praise.

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James 5:14-15 ESV

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

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