Prayer for Friend

Dear Lord,

I come before You today with a heart full of gratitude for my dear friend. I thank You for the ways that they have enriched my life and brought joy to my days.

I lift up my friend to You now, asking for Your blessings and protection. I pray that You would surround them with Your love and grace, and give them the strength, wisdom, and courage to face the challenges that come their way.

I ask that You would bless my friend with peace and joy, and help them to always trust in You and Your plan for their life. I pray that You would guide them and direct their steps, and give them the discernment to know Your will for their life.

I also pray that our friendship would be a source of encouragement and support for both of us, and that it would bring glory to Your name. I ask that You would bless our time together and use it for Your purposes.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Proverbs 17:17 ESV

A friend loves at all times,
    and a brother is born for adversity.

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Galatians 6:2 ESV

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

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Proverbs 27:17 ESV

Iron sharpens iron,
    and one man sharpens another.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

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