Prayer of Strength for a Friend

Heavenly Father,

We come to You today lifting up our dear friend. We ask that You would give them strength in every area of their life. We pray for the courage to face any challenges that may come their way and the grace to handle them with Your strength. We trust in Your plan for their future and ask that You surround them with Your love and peace. May they sense Your presence and find comfort in You, knowing they are not alone.

Be their refuge and strength in times of need. Let them experience Your peace and joy in the midst of any storm. We trust in Your goodness and that You will bring beauty from ashes. May they know the depth of Your love for them and that You are for them. Use this time to refine them and make them more like Jesus.

We pray for growth in their faith and trust in You. May they be a light to those around them, shining with Your love.

We ask all of this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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Psalm 23:4 ESV

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

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Isaiah 40:31 ESV

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

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James 1:2-4 ESV

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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