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prayers for friends

Two friends on a beach together

Two friends on a beach together

Prayer for friendship
(a prayer of thanks for the blessing of good friends)

Lord Jesus,

You loved your friends and demonstrated acceptance, encouragement and intimacy.
Thank you for the friends you have given me.
For the peace found in finding love
For the rest found in knowing acceptance
For the blessing found in being encouraged
And for the heavenly touch of intimacy that comes through the rich inheritance found in you.

Thank you.

Short prayer for friends

I give thanks for my friends
For connection and laughter,
For comfort and strength,
For encouragement and unity,
For forgiveness and grace,
For celebration and joy.
They are so many things to me,
Such a rich tapestry of blessings,
Woven through my life.

Thank you.

Prayer for a friends strength

(a prayer for a friend in difficulty or going through a hard time)


Please watch over my friend, keep them safe, comfort them through this hard time.
May your love settle upon them, may they dwell in your acceptance and truth. Might they rest in your peace and find restoration in your care.
Lead me as I seek to care for them. Please give me words of wisdom, awareness of how to help and the tenderness to just "be" with them. Give me the insight to understand all they are feeling.

Come watch over us now Lord.


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