Prayer about friends

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and be understood.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Do you have that one special person in your life? Someone that you can confide in and tell them anything and you know your secret is safe with them? Most of us rely greatly on the company of true friends.

Friends help you through both the good and tough times on life’s journey. Try not to take them for granted and pray for them often.

Some people appear in your life
when you need them the most.
They love you and lift you up,
reminding you of the best, even when
you’re going through the worst.
These people are not just friends,
they are Earth Angels.

Anna Grace Taylor

Friendship is one of the best gifts in life and should not be taken for granted. Friendship can be tested at times, but with God’s help, friends can celebrate with you in good times, listen to you when you have a problem, and can support you through difficult times.

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Friendship QuoteA Friend’s PrayerPrayer for a FriendMessage for a Friend

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The Gift of Friendship

Friendship is a priceless gift
That can’t be bought or sold,
But its value is far greater
Than a mountain made of gold

For gold is cold and lifeless,

It cannot see or hear,
And in your times of trouble,
It is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen

No heart to understand.
It cannot bring you comfort
Or reach out a helping hand.

So when you ask God for a gift,

Be thankful that he sends,
Not diamonds, pearls, or riches,
But the love of a real, true friend.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Friendship Prayer

I got down on my knees today,
And said a prayer for you,
For you are always in my heart,
And I often think of you,

I asked the Lord to send his Angels,

To protect my dearest friend,
I prayed that all the joy and happiness,
You have will never end,

I asked the Lord to comfort you,

When you are feeling blue,
And when you have a tear,
He’ll wipe away that too,

I asked the Lord to bless our friendship,

So our ways will never part,
For true friends always stick together,
For we’re in each others hearts.

~ Melinda Tanner

Friendship Prayer

Here is my favourite prayer for a friend, I think it speaks volumes, and those of my closest friends that I have chosen to send it to, have all been deeply touched by the words:

Prayer for a Friend

I will pray for you, my friend.
I will name you in my heart before God and ask all His blessing be upon you.
I will be concerned for your rising and your daily mood.
I will be sympathetic to your personal needs and desires in each day of your life.
I will wish you well in your learning, or your work, in your domestic round and your leisure.
I will think of you at the close of each day and pray that God’s peace be with you.
If you have been especially kind or helpful to me then I will make my gratitude known to you.
If you are in trouble or difficulty of any kind, or simply tired and worn down,
I will do all and anything I can to lift your spirits.
I will ache for you in your sorrows and disasters and rejoice with you in your joys and triumphs.
I will love and care for you as I love and care for myself.

~ Author unknown

A Prayer Among Friends

Help me, O God, to be
A good and true friend.

To be always loyal, and

Never to let my friends down;

Never to talk about them behind

Their backs in a way in which I
Would not do before their faces;
Never to betray a confidence or
Talk about the things about which
I ought to be silent;

Always to be ready to share

Everything I have;

To be as true to my friends

As I would wish them to be to me.

This I ask for the sake of You who are

the greatest and the truest of all friends,
For your love’s sake, Amen.

Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive
with one another, we walk here
in the light of this unlikely world
that isn’t ours for long.
May we spend generously
the time we are given.
May we enact our responsibilities
as thoroughly as we enjoy
our pleasures. May we see with clarity,
may we seek a vision
that serves all beings, may we honor
the mystery surpassing our sight,
and may we hold in our hands
the gift of good work
and bear it forth whole, as we
were borne forth by a power we praise
to this one Earth, this homeland of all we love.

~ John Daniel

The Miracle of Friendship

There’s a miracle called friendship
that dwells within the heart
And you don’t know when it happens
or when it gets a start…
But the happiness it brings you
always gives a special lift,
And you realize that friendship is
God’s most precious gift!

Christ in Friendship

This is my commandment,
that you love one another, even as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this,
that someone lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
No longer do I call you servants,
for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does.
But I have called you friends,
for everything that I heard from my Father,
I have made known to you”.

John 15:12-15

Loving God, I pray for the grace to be a good friend.
May I be a gentle presence in the life of my friends,
ever willing to listen, to forgive, and to extend hospitality.
Remind me of the importance of friendship
so that I take the time to nourish these precious relationships.
I pray this in the name of Jesus,
who knew what it meant to be a good friend.

~ Proverbs 17:17

A Prayer for a Friend

Lord please give my treasured friend
Love and blessings without end.
Bring contentment in her life;
Comfort her in times of strife.
Always keep her safe, secure;
Let her path to You be sure.
Lord, I pray my friend will be
Close to You, eternally.

~ Joanna Fuchs

Religious Prayer

Dear God,
Please keep my family, friends
and loved ones safe.
Please watch over them always,
and let good health, happiness,
and good fortune befall them.

I Said A Prayer For You Today

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard
I felt the answer in my heart
Although He spoke no word.
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn’t mind.
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.
I asked that He’d be near you
At the start of each new day,
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you
In all things great and small,
But it was for His loving care
I prayed the most of all.

A Prayer Among Friends

Among other wonders of our lives, we are alive
with one another, we walk here
in the light of this unlikely world
that isn’t ours for long.
May we spend generously
the time we are given.
May we enact our responsibilities
as thoroughly as we enjoy
our pleasures. May we see with clarity,
may we seek a vision
that serves all beings, may we honor
the mystery surpassing our sight,
and may we hold in our hands
the gift of good work
and bear it forth whole, as we
were borne forth by a power we praise
to this one Earth, this homeland of all we love.

~ John Daniel

You’ve Got A Friend

When you’re feeling stuck,
And don’t know what to do,
Remember you’ve got a friend right here,
That’s always there for you.

Whether you need a hand to hold,

Or someone to lead the way,
Don’t think for a second that you’ll impose
Because “Real Friends” are always there
To help you through the day.

Friends are the flowers in the garden of life.
They help you through times of trouble and strife.

There’s nothing like friends to make a heart sing.

True friends will share with you most everything.

They will not abandon you in times of need.

They aren’t overcome by envy or greed.

Friends are icing on life’s great big cake.

Real friends will give and allow you to take.

I don’t know how I would survive without friends.

The applaud my beginnings and mourn my sad ends.

Tell me, please tell me, what would I do.

If I didn’t have a garden full of friends just like YOU!


Thanks to those who hurt me,
you made me a stronger person.
Thanks to those who love me,
you made my heart bigger.
Thanks to those who cared,
you made me feel important.
Thanks to those who showed concern,
you let me know that you care.
Thanks to those who left,
you showed me that not everything is forever.
Thanks to those who stayed,
you showed me the true meaning of friendship.
Thanks to those who entered my life,
you helped me become the person I am today.

Friendship Cross

May this cross be a reminder
of the beautiful friendship that I have been blessed with.
Remind us to carry one another when the load is too heavy.
Keep me ever mindful of the meaning of true friendship
and of Your presence in my life.


A friend is like a tower strong,
A friend is like a joyous song
That helps us on our way.

When golden ties of friendship bind

The heart to heart, the mind to mind,
How fortunate we are!

For friendship is a noble thing;

It soars past death on angel’s wing
Into eternity.

God blesses friendship’s holy bond

Both here and in the great beyond;
A benefit unpriced.

Then may we know that wondrous joy,

That precious ore without alloy;
A friendship based on Christ.

A Friend’s Prayer

I don’t need your wealth; I need your warmth.
I don’t need your judgement; I need your forgiveness.
I don’t need your opinions; I need the truth.
I don’t need your lessons; I need your laughter.
I don’t need your personality; I need your purity.
I don’t need your entertainment; I need your presence.
I don’t need your knowledge; I need your wisdom.
I don’t need your recognition; I need your compassion.
I don’t need your acquaintance; I need your friendship.

~ Byrd Braggett

A Message for a Friend

My Wish for You

When you are lonely

I wish you love.
When you are down
I wish you joy.
When you are troubled
I wish you peace.
When things are complicated
I wish you simple beauty.
When things are chaotic
I wish you inner silence.
When things look empty
I wish you hope.

Prayer for a Friend

O Lord, Please bless our friendship
Our friendship is like a long steady soft rain.
It’s not so harsh that it will destroy.
Yet it is not so soft that it goes unnoticed.
Our friendship is growing in your grace.
Please bless our friendship, and keep it holy at all times.
Friendship is a gift from you, O Lord, and we thank you.
May our friendship always produce the fruits of the spirit.
And may the soft rain of our friendship nourish the heart forever.
I wish you inner silence.
When things look empty

A Prayer for A Friend

This I pray for you, my friend – that you strive to be all that you can be, yet never become a copy of another.
That you realize your own unique qualities and all that makes you special.
That you open up your eyes to the beauty in each day.
That you reach out to others less fortunate than you.
That by giving you learn the joy of receiving.
That you let go of the sadness of the past, yet always remember the good moments.
That you learn to accept life as it is, even with its disappointments.
For life is meant to be enjoyed and at all times endured, but never taken for granted.
And I pray that you will be aware at all times that you are one special person, among all special persons.
And do the best you can.

~ Robin Morgan

A Prayer for My Friend

O God, source of all love and goodness,
as you have blessed my life
with the gift of a faithful friend,
so now, surround my friend with your grace,
your loving care and your protection.
May our friendship be a bond
which brings others closer to you
and gives glory to your holy name

Friendship Prayer

Dear God,
Please keep my family, friends
and love ones safe.
Please watch over them always,
and let good health, happiness,
and good fortune befall them.

The Joy of Your Friendship

There are moments when all of us
can feel a certain emptiness,
can glimpse despair
and sense how dreadful life would be
devoid of meaning and purpose.

Perhaps that is what the disciples

experienced at your death.
And then, Lord the experienced anew
the delight of sharing with you,
and you calling them friends.

Yes, Lord, without you

life loses its meaning and purpose.
Without you our joys are short-lived.
For you are life itself,
and the meaning and purpose of life,
and your friendship is a treasure
like nothing else on earth.
Lord may I always know
the joy of your friendship.


Another Friendship Prayer

Dear Lord, With my whole heart I ask
That you look after my friends
Guide them in troubles
Lead them when lost
Give them your ear
When they just need to talk

Lend them a hand

When they’ve nowhere to turn
Show them a new road
When a bridge has been burned

Teach them to smile

When everything seems bad
And show them there is happiness
After all that seems sad

Dear Lord,

This is my prayer
I hope that every word you can hear
This message is from my heart
For my friends are so dear


A Prayer for a Friend

Dear Lord,
If I could only be,
Worthy of one wish from Thee.
I would not ask for wealth or fame–
For I have more in Jesus’ name;
I would not ask for homes or lands–
My treasures lie in Jesus’ hands;
I would not ask for health or food–
For thou dost give me all that’s good;
But I would that I could see,
Just how the greatest friend to be
To one Thou’st given me to love,
Both here and in our Home above–
That, Lord, the love Thou hast given me
Might fill his life and soul, that he
Will never question, never fear,
My love for him is just veneer–
But man each time I clasp his hand,
Feel friendship true, and understand
That of Thy many gifts I see,
He is a precious one to me.


Everyone Needs Someone

People need people and friends need friends
And we all need love for a full life depends
Not on vast riches or great acclaim,
Not on success or on worldly fame,
But just in knowing that someone cares
And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers-
For only the knowledge that we’re understood
Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good,
And we rob ourselves of life’s greatest need
When we “lock up our hearts” and fail to heed
The outstretched hand reaching to find
A kindred spirit whose heart and mind
Are lonely and longing to somehow share
Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware
That life’s completeness and richness depends
On the things we share with out loved ones and friends.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

Prayer of Thanks for Friends

I want to thank you, Gracious Lord,
for the good friends you give me;
they are for me a priceless bounty.
Thanks to them, friendship is neither an abstraction,
nor a distant, almost impossible, dream.
I owe to your providence, Lord,
the possibiltiy of counting on
the constant help of friends.
Between me and them you have formed a solid bridge,
which can withstand all threats of destruction.
The happiness with which you have blessed us
enables us to enrich one another.
Lord, tehre was something astonishing,
almost mysterious,
in the way I met my friends;
it was always outside the expected pattern.
But you alone know the reasons
that drew us closer together.
This surprise and joy are refreshing,
and I experience them anew
at every step of my life.
Not all proved to be steadfast friends,
but I have to thank you
for the faithful ones.
I promise to do everything in my power
to deserve this precious gift
that you have reserved for me.
I ask you, Gracious Lord, to keep them safe in your hands,
for they are yours above all.

Prayer of Friendship

You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,
who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.

Irish Toast To Friendship

There are good ships,
and their are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
And may they always be.

May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty

An Irish Prayer for You

May the Good Lord smile upon you
and bless you every day;
May His love and grace surround you
and shelter you, I pray;
May your days be filled with laughter
and the joy of many friends;
May God bless you with His mercy
and peace that never ends.

An Irish Prayer

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow.
For every tear, a smile.
For every care, a promise.
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
a faithful friend to share.
For every sigh, a sweet song,
and an answer to each prayer.

My Friend

“Don’t walk behind me;
I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me;
I may not follow.
Just walk beside me
and be my friend.”

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Friendship Quote

The true friend is the one who’s coming in the door while everyone else is going out. Friends are the ones who love you when you’re hard to love, stand by you when it’s not the popular thing to do and are there for you when you need it, even if it means they don’t get anything back.

A friend will strengthen you with his prayers, bless you with his love, and encourage you with his hope.

There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship. ~ St Thomas Aquinas
Messages from Leaders

  • “The $5 Miracle” (January 2013 Friend)
    A young President Thomas S. Monson prays fervently after accidentally leaving money in jeans that are laundered. Includes a crossword about prayer.
  • “Answered Prayers” (July 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Gerald N. Lund shares how praying as a child helped him recognize an answer to prayer when he was deciding to serve a mission.
  • “Heavenly Father Hears Your Prayers” (September 2016 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Neill F. Marriott shares a couple of stories about when prayer has blessed her family.
  • “Heavenly Father Listens” (March 2018 Friend)
    Elder Weatherford T. Clayton shares how he learned that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. Includes a finding activity.
  • “He Gives the Best Answers” (July 2013 Friend)
    Elder Bennett tells a story about when he prayed to find his missing turtle and didn’t get the answer he expected.
  • “He Is There” (January 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Rosemary M. Wixom talks about a time her son was very sick. Although she was scared, she prayed and felt peace. Heavenly Father hears all prayers.
  • “He Will Help You” (January 2013 Friend)
    Elder Ian S. Arden tells the story of praying for help to learn to ride his new bicycle.
  • “How can I feel close to Jesus Christ?” (December 2015 Friend)
    Elder D. Todd Christofferson tells how we can think about Jesus. Includes a story about Elder Christofferson praying in the Sacred Grove as a teenager.
  • “How to Pray” (August 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches us how to pray.
  • “I Talked to God as a Friend” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Elder Juan A. Uceda tells how prayer comforted him when he was worried about family members who weren’t members of the Church.
  • “The Lord’s Prayer” (February 2017 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring explains the different parts of the Lord’s Prayer. Includes instructions for making a simple prayer mobile.
  • “Making Choices” (August 2015 Friend)
    Elder Quentin L. Cook tells story about his brother’s choice between medical school and a mission.
  • “Moroni and the Mechanic” (January 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Claudio R. M. Costa shares a story of how his 6-year-old son was a good example by praying after their car broke down. Includes an activity.
  • “A Patient Prayer” (June 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder José L. Alonso tells a story about how an illness taught him that Heavenly Father always answers prayers.
  • “Pray and Plan” (April 2013 Friend)
    Elder Carl B. Cook talks about how a prayer helped him find a missing nickel.
  • “Prayer and Work” (November 2007 Friend)
    Elder Neil L. Anderson shares how Heavenly Father helped him find his favorite rabbit.
  • “A Prayer for Lou Jean” (October 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    A story from the life of President David O. McKay about when his daughter was sick and Church members prayed for her.
  • “Prayer Is Important” (April 2004 Friend)
    Elder William R. Walker talks about praying for his sick baby brother. No matter how young we are, prayer is important.
  • “Praying to Our Father” (June 2015 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring testifies that God will answer your prayers. Includes a rebus and treasure hunt activity.
  • “Seeking Him in Prayer” (February 2006 Friend)
    Elder D. Todd Christofferson learned the power of prayer as a young boy.
  • “What will it be like when I go inside the temple?” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Elder Neil L. Andersen shares some thoughts.
  • “Why is it important for me to pray?” (June 2007 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring shares some thoughts on the subject.
  • “Will Heavenly Father always answer my prayers?”(January 2017 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks shares some thoughts about prayer. Includes a story about prayer from Elder Oaks’s childhood.
  • “Will Heavenly Father always answer my prayers?”(February 2010 Friend)
    Elder Richard G. Scott shares some thoughts on the subject.


  • “Alexis Says a Prayer” (March 2011 Friend)
    Alexis learned to say a prayer in primary class.
  • “Allie’s New Class” (July 2018 Friend)
    Allie is nervous when she gets moved to a new kindergarten class, but she prays for help and has a great day.
  • “Alma Teaches How to Pray” (June 2016 Liahona and Friend)
    A retelling for young children about Alma teaching the Zoramites how to pray.
  • “Alpacas on the Loose!” (August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Romney remembers he can ask Heavenly Father for help on an alpaca farm.
  • “Anna’s Journey Part 1–Leaving Home” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Anna traveled from Sweden to Utah as an early pioneer.
  • “Anna’s Journey, Part 2: A Prayer in the Night” (August 2015 Friend)
    Anna’s prayer was answered in an unexpected way.
  • “Backstage Prayers” (September 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Emily shares how she prays backstage when she gets nervous before dance performances.
  • “The Bear Cave” (September 2017 Friend)
    Ben prays after he gets scared in his new bedroom in the basement. The Holy Ghost prompts his mom to come check on him.
  • “Because He Lives” (March 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Watoy’s teacher becomes curious when Watoy doesn’t cross himself before praying.
  • “Bugs and Brothers” (July 2015 Friend)
    Lacey learns that she doesn’t have to be irritated by her younger brother.
  • “Caleb’s Bedtime Prayer” (June 2016 Friend)
    Caleb learns what to pray for in this story for young children.
  • “Cheering Up Grandpa” (April 2015 Friend)
    Mike helped his Grandpa find joy after Grandma’s death.
  • “Chief on the Run” (September 2017 Friend)
    Max says a prayer for help after he accidentally lets his friend’s dog out of the yard.
  • “A Christmas Prayer Answered” (December 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Peggy’s family has no food for Christmas dinner, but her family’s prayers are answered when generous neighbors bring them a feast.
  • “Clara and the Primary Program” (August 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Clara, a new member of the Church, speaks for the first time in a Primary program.
  • “Comforting Lucy” (September 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Lucy is sad after her grandma dies and prays for comfort.
  • “Connor to the Rescue!” (January 2015 Friend)
    Connor decides to give his toy money to humanitarian aid.
  • “David’s Prayer” (August 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    When he was a young boy, President David O. McKay prayed to overcome his fear of the dark.
  • “Does Someone Hear Me?” (March 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Lucas and his father gain a testimony of prayer.
  • “Don’t Forget to Pray for Erik” (January 2017 Liahonaand Friend)
    Kari is upset that her older brother hasn’t returned to church yet even though the family prays for him.
  • “Elevator Prayers” (August 2012 Friend)
    Harrison says a prayer when he is left by himself on an elevator. We can pray anywhere.
  • “Enos Repents” (April 2012 Friend)
    An illustrated retelling of the scripture story.
  • “Even If You Can’t See Him” (November 2017 Friend)
    Allie is not sure if Heavenly Father is really listening when she prays.
  • “Explorer Everett” (February 2017 Friend)
    Everett and his mom say a prayer after he hurts his knee while searching for treasure.
  • “A Feel-Good Field Day” (June 2015 Friend)
    Thanks to hard work and prayer, Emily has a good field day experience after all.
  • “Finding Floppy” (May 2018 Friend)
    Sam’s sister helps him find a stuffed animal he has misplaced. They pray for help and then pray for thanks after they find him.
  • “Finding Tinkerbell” (July 2015 Friend)
    Prayer helped Mia find her favorite stuffed animal.
  • “Flowers and Friendship” (April 2015 Friend)
    Jenny solves a problem with her friend by getting an answer to prayer.
  • “Forgiving Demi” (January 2018 Friend)
    Mae feels sad after a girl makes fun of her for being so tall. Then she prays and feels better.
  • “Goats on the Run” (January 2017 Friend)
    Evelyn shares how she prayed that her goats would come back after they ran away.
  • “The Good-Night Train” (August 2015 Friend)
    A read-aloud poem and activity about getting ready for bed.
  • “Heavenly Father Answers My Prayers” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    George tells of the times Heavenly Father has answered his prayers.
  • “Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers”(August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Alma and his missionary companions pray to know how to teach the Zoramites about Jesus Christ. Includes an activity.
  • “He Is Listening” (June 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy who learns about the nature of God and prayer. Includes an activity about how to prepare to pray.
  • “Helping a New Friend” (February 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Quinnley describes how she reaches out to befriend a classmate.
  • “A Helping Angel” (December 2013 Friend)
    Molly learns to forget herself and help others.
  • “Henry and the Corn Maze” (November 2016 Friend)
    Henry and his mom say a prayer for help when they get lost in a corn maze.
  • “Hoping for a Hit” (September 2013 Friend)
    Joseph’s prayer to hit the ball in baseball gets answered in an unexpected way.
  • “A Hug for Jennifer” (August 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl prays for peace after fighting with her brother and sister.
  • “K.C.’s Lost CTR Ring” (August 2013 Friend)
    K.C. loses his CTR ring and prays to find it. For young readers.
  • “Keep Praying” (February 2004 Friend)
    Desiree prays for her parents’ safety while they are traveling home.
  • “Lead Me, Guide Me” (July 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A brother and sister pray that the Lord will help them find their way home in a foreign country.
  • “Lifted by Prayer” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Jared prayed for help so he could get on the plane to compete with his gymnastics team for the Brazilian National Gymnastics Championship.
  • “Looking Towards the Temple” (April 2013 Friend)
    A young boy uses the temple to navigate home when he gets lost.
  • “The Loose-Tooth Test” (October 2016 Friend)
    Tessa learns that sometimes the answer to a prayer is to wait after she prays for Heavenly Father to help her loose tooth fall out.
  • “Lost and Found” (April 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Cael shares an experience of when he was alone in the forest and he prayed. His father then got an impression to come look for him.
  • “Mia’s Testimony” (June 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Mia learns that she’s had a testimony.
  • “Mommy’s Flower Garden” (January 2015 Friend)
    Joshua helps his mother feel better by coloring a garden for her.
  • “Monsters in the Closet” (October 2013 Friend)
    Abby prays to not be afraid of their coat closet, which she thinks is full of monsters.
  • “Night Fright” (May 2012 Friend)
    A boy prays to feel peace when he wakes up in the night and is afraid.
  • “No Room in the Inn” (December 2017 Friend)
    Eliza and her family go from hotel to hotel trying to find a place to stay, but they all seem to be full. Eliza says a prayer that they will find a place to sleep.
  • “Only a Prayer Away” (March 2007 Friend)
    Hyrum says a prayer when he gets separated from his mom at the airport.
  • “Our Answer” (August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl remembers praying with the missionaries in Peru to know if she and her family should be baptized.
  • “Our Page” (February 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a girl from Taiwan who prayed to feel peace when she was afraid of being left at school.
  • “Our Page” (April 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a girl from Switzerland who prayed to better understand the gospel.
  • “Our Page” (August 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a boy from Germany who prayed to help his family find their car key.
  • “Paul’s Surgery” (November 2012 Friend)
    A young boy is comforted by praying when he needs to have his ears operated on.
  • “The Piano Recital” (January 2015 Friend)
    Nathan prays for help overcoming his nerves at a piano recital.
  • “Pirates!” (September 2008 Friend)
    A historical story about Ellen, who learns that there is no such thing as too many prayers when pirates spot their ship sailing from England.
  • “Prayer at the Start Gate” (December 2017 Friend)
    Noah shares how he prayed when he was scared before a ski race.
  • “A Prayer for Safety” (February 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl prays for help when she swims too far from shore.
  • “A Prayer for Speedy” (August 2017 Friend)
    Ashley says a prayer after her cat goes missing.
  • “A Prayer in the Attic” (February 2015 Friend)
    A family miraculously remains hidden during a soldier inspection.
  • “Prayer on the Bus” (January 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Sofia prays for a baby who is crying on the bus.
  • “Prayers and Pumpkins” (November 2017 Friend)
    Rachel shares an experience of when she was lost and then found help after praying.
  • “Prayers, Notes, and Natural Disasters” (August 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Two girls in different parts of the world prayed to get through natural disasters.
  • “A Prayer to Heavenly Father” (February 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy who learns that we speak to Heavenly Father when we pray.
  • “Praying for the Fawn” (July 2013 Friend)
    Tyler prays to help a baby deer and its mother.
  • “Praying with Zara” (June 2017 Liahona and Friend)
    Reesey and Cheyenne teach their friend Zara about praying before they eat.
  • “Remembering to Pray” (January 2012 Friend)
    Jesse asks Heavenly Father to help him remember his daily prayers.
  • “Shelly’s Race” (August 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    A girl worries about many things, but finds comfort in prayer, after her parents get divorced.
  • “So Much to Talk About” (August 2013 Friend)
    Jessie learns to talk to Heavenly Father in her prayers.
  • “The Soup-Can Phones” (February 2015 Friend)
    Elizabeth learns she can talk to Heavenly Father like a friend.
  • “A Simple Prayer”(May 2011 Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy teaching his friend to bless the food.
  • “Special Words” (August 2012 Friend)
    Whitney learns why we use special words when we pray.
  • “Stones, Arrows, and Snowballs” (January 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    David prays to be protected from a snowball attack and walks calmly through without getting hit.
  • “Stuck in the Mud” (July 2012 Friend)
    Karen convinces her family to pray when their car gets stuck in the mud.
  • “The Stuttering Struggle” (November 2015 Friend)
    Nathaniel has a stuttering problem and is afraid when asked to narrate the Primary program, but he finds courage through practice and prayer.
  • “Temple Time” (July 2015 Friend)
    Kyle talks to his parents before their temple night.
  • “There’s Always Time to Pray” (February 2015 Friendand Liahona)
    Fynn prays to be able to find friends at school.
  • “Thomas’s Prayer For Peace” (November 1998 Friend)
    Four-year-old Thomas prays for comfort after his family accidently leaves him alone at the house when they leave for church.
  • “Trying to Be Like Jesus” (March 2009 Friend)
    Features a girl from Italy who prayed that her dad, who was not a member, would understand how much the gospel meant to her. She and her dad later read stories together from the Church magazines.
  • “Under-the-Stairs Prayers” (May 2016 Friend)
    Corbin tells how he and his sister prayed after they got stuck in a closet.
  • “What Scared the Barnyard Roosters” (March 2012 Friend)
    When mean birds surround Bobby, a prayer helps him figure out how to escape.
  • “Where’s Tessa?” (February 2012 Friend)
    When her dog goes missing, Payton learns that sometimes our prayers aren’t answered immediately.


  • “Family Fun Time: Prayer” (February 2015 Friend)
    Ideas for a family home evening about prayer.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Prayer
    Turn off the lights and retell “The Light” (January 2005Liahona and Friend), a dramatic story about how the Lord saved a boy’s drowning father. Tell the story in your own words, turning on a flashlight at the appropriate time. Discuss how prayer can bring more light into our lives. Then read “Prayer” and do the coloring activity (January 2005 Liahona and Friend).
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Praying like Enos
    As a family, read Enos 1:1–8and “The Enos Experiment” (September 2006 Friend). Discuss how to have “mightier” prayer. Encourage family members to devote a day to prayer by always having a prayer in their hearts (seeAlma 34:27), or perhaps visit somewhere special—like the mountains, the forest, or the beach—to give each person time for personal prayer.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Unanswered Prayers
    Have you ever prayed for something you didn’t receive? Read about Ben’s experiences with prayer in “No Answer” (June 2005Friend). What does Ben learn that can help you in your prayers? Discuss times your prayers were answered—including times you are grateful Heavenly Father did not give you what you had hoped for.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles” (July 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes instructions for decorating a rock to put near your bed to remind yourself to pray.
  • “Picture Puzzle” (October 2016 Friend)
    Figure out this puzzle to discover how you can get help whenever you need it.
  • “A Prayer Adventure” (June 2015 Friend)
    Search the scriptures to learn more about prayer using this treasure map. Includes a message by President Eyring.
  • “Prayer is Reverent Communication Between God and Me” (October 2011 Friend)
    Create a matching game showing different situations where children are praying. Includes discussion point suggestions.
  • “Prayer Puzzle” (January 2013 Friend)
    A crossword based on Alma 37:36-37.
  • “Talking to Heavenly Father” (July 2018 Friend)
    Point to the pictures that show how we should act during a prayer.
  • “Testimony Toolbox” (April 2015 Friend)
    Learn what tools you need to build a strong testimony.
  • “We Do Not Doubt” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A dot-to-dot showing a mother teaching a future stripling warrior to pray.

Coloring Pages

  • “I Can Pray to Heavenly Father” (May 2017 Friend)
  • “I can pray to Heavenly Father.”(October 2011 Friend)
  • “I Can Pray to Heavenly Father, and He Will Hear and Answer My Prayers” (September 2008 Liahona and Friend)
  • “I should respect and worship God”(September 2012 Friend)
  • “Prayer” (January 2005 Liahona and Friend)
  • “Where love is, we want to be”(November 2015 Friend)
  • “Heavenly Father, Are You Really There?” (September 2008 Friend)
    Color and cut out prayer reminders.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “Prayer” (September 1998 Liahona and Friend)
    Scriptural examples of prayer as well as a color-by-number sheet.


  • Bright Idea Poster: “In the morning when I wake, before I work or play, always I remember to kneel and softly pray.” (September 2016 Friend)
  • Image: Prayer

Sheet Music

  • “A Child’s Prayer”(Children’s Songbook, 12)
  • “A Prayer” (Children’s Songbook, 22)
  • “A Prayer Song” (Children’s Songbook, 22)
  • “A Song of Thanks” (Children’s Songbook, 20)
  • “Family Prayer” (Children’s Songbook, 189)
  • “Heavenly Father, Now I Pray” (Children’s Songbook, 19)
  • “I Pray in Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 14)
  • “I Thank Thee, Dear Father”(Children’s Songbook, 7)
  • “Seek the Lord Early” (Children’s Songbook, 108)
  • “Thanks to Thee” (Children’s Songbook, 6)
  • “We Bow Our Heads”(Children’s Songbook, 25)
  • Simplified: “A Child’s Prayer” (August 2013 Friend)
  • Simplified: “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (July 2017 Friend)
  • Simplified: “I Pray in Faith” (August 2018 Friend)


  • Bible Video, “Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer”
  • Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 11: Enos”
  • Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 45: Jesus Christ Teaches about the Sacrament and Prayer”
  • Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 46: Jesus Christ Teaches and Prays with the Nephites”
  • Doctrine and Covenants Stories, “Chapter 2: Joseph Smith’s First Vision (1820)”
  • For Little Friends, “He Is Listening”
  • Gospel Topics, “President Monson Talks about Prayer”
  • “Including Me”
    A little girl prays that her family will be sealed in the temple.
  • Mormon Messages, “Prayer”
    President Thomas S. Monson shares the story of how a woman’s prayers were answered.
  • Mormon Messages for Youth, “Origin”
    A young woman learns that the way to find truth is to go to the origin, our Heavenly Father, and ask for inspiration through prayer.
  • New Testament Stories, “Chapter 1: Elisabeth and Zacharias”
  • New Testament Stories, “Chapter 20: Jesus Teaches about Prayer”
  • Old Testament Stories, “Chapter 45: Esther”
  • One in a Million, “Sandra”
    Learn about Sandra from Ghana and how her prayer was answered.
  • “Sermon on the Mount: The Lord’s Prayer”


  • “A Boy Seeking Answers” (April 2010 Friend)
    We can pray to gain a testimony just as Joseph Smith did.
  • “Feelings” (March 2013 Friend)
    God and Jesus Christ care about your troubles.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Can Pray” (January 2018 Friend)
    An action rhyme for young children about times when you can pray.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Know that Jesus Loves Me” (December 2012 Friend)
    We feel the Savior’s love through nature and prayer.
  • “My Heavenly Father” (November 2015 Friend)
    A poem at the bottom of the page is about prayer and Heavenly Father’s love.
  • “My Little Prayer” (October 2011 Friend)
    A poem about how to pray.
  • “My Special Place” (June 2016 Friend)
    A poem about a special place to pray and feel the Spirit, ideas for finding your own special place, and ways to know when the Holy Ghost is speaking.
  • Return to full topic list

This is a prayer for a Christian friend.  There are moments when we can feel so close to our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Especially when they have supported and comforted us through difficult times. You may even run out of things to say in prayer for them so the Holy Spirit has provided this one by way of the Apostle Paul for us.

This prayer for a Christian friend you can pray daily if you feel led.  This was a prayer said by the Apostle Paul, while he was in prison, for his fried Philemon.

Philemon is a one chapter book found in the new testament of the bible.  We don’t hear a lot about this book but it is a very quick read and there is so much insight and knowledge on grace, forgiveness, friendship and brotherhood in this book.

First let’s share the scripture in 4 different versions so that you can meditate on it:

Philemon 1:6 The Voice (VOICE) “Thank You, Father, for Philemon. I pray that as he goes and tells his story of faith, he would tell everyone so that they will know for certain all the good that comes to those who put their trust in the Anointed One.”

Philemon 6 New Living Translation (NLT) “And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.

Philemon 6 King James Version (KJV) “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”

Philemon 6 Amplified Bible (AMP) “I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective and powerful because of your accurate knowledge of every good thing which is ours in Christ.”

So you can just pray this pray directly as it is in the scriptures by inserting their name where it says Philemon.

Thank You, Father, for _______. I pray that as he/she goes and tells his/her story of faith, he/she would tell everyone so that they will know for certain all the good that comes to those who put their trust in the Anointed One.

This is a very simple, beautiful and powerful prayer that when prayed daily you should see the amazing way in which God will work through this person for his Kingdom.

Be blessed

Here are some Bible Verses About Friendship

Friendship is one of the best things in life. The friendship prayer asks God to bless your friendship to keep it strong.

Sometimes, friendships can be tested in tough times, but with God’s help, friends can help each other lead a happy and fulfilling life.

Say this prayer to help protect or restore your friendship. Friends our a gift from God, and should be treasured on a daily basis.

Prayer for a Friend

O Lord, Please bless our friendship.

Our friendship is like a long steady soft rain.
It’s not so harsh that it will destroy. Yet it
is not so soft that it goes unnoticed. Our
friendship is growing in your grace. Please
bless our friendship, and keep it holy at all
times. friendship is a gift from you, O Lord,
and we thank you. May our friendship always
produce the fruits of the spirit. And may the
soft rain of our friendship nourish the heart
forever. Amen!

Having lived a long life, and seen many friends come and go, I can vouch for the importance of having good friends around you as you navigate the ups and downs of life.

When you experience a break up, friends are there for you. When you can’t figure out a problem, friends are there to talk it out with you. Try not to take your friends for granted, and pray for them as much as you can.

Scripture About Friendship

“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! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him-a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

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