Prayers for your best friend

Is there a sweeter gift for your friends than praying the Scriptures over them?

After all, there are few things on earth more precious than friendship.

To have people in your life you can be real with. With no pretenses. No masks. No filters.

No fear of offense because they’re quick to give you the benefit of the doubt.

The ones who will tell you what you need to hear…

even if it’s not always what you want to hear.

The ones who have your back…

but at the same time don’t hesitate to hold your feet to the fire.

I’m blessed to have several people in my life who fit this description. Dearly loved friends, treasured family members who are also friends, and a cherished husband who was first (and remains to this day) my friend.

I must confess that while I pray frequently for specific needs in the lives of my friends, I have room to grow in the realm of praying the Scriptures for them.

Let’s fix that, shall we?

prayers for your best friend

prayers for your best friend

Prayers for Your Friends

Pray that according to the riches of God’s glory, He may grant your friend to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in her inner being, so that Christ may dwell in her heart through faith—that she, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that she may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:16-19).

Ask that the Lord would bless your friend as he trusts in the Lord. Pray that he would be like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots strong and deep by the stream, and has no need to fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:7-8). Pray that God would make your friend strong, fruitful, and flourishing for His glory.

Pray that the Lord bless your friend and keep her; that He would make his face to shine upon her and be gracious to her; that the Lord would lift up His countenance upon her and give her peace (Numbers 6:24-26).

prayers for your best friend

Implore the Lord not to allow steadfast love and faithfulness to forsake your friend, but that he would bind them around his neck and write them on the tablet of his heart. Remind God of His Word, which teaches that doing this will bring your friend favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Pray that he would trust in the Lord with all his heart, and not lean on his own understanding. Ask that in all his ways he would acknowledge God, and God will make straight your friend’s paths. Entreat the Lord to help your friend not be wise in his own eyes, but to fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. Claim God’s promise that this will result in healing to your friend’s flesh and refreshment to his bones (Proverbs 3:3-8).

Ask that when your friend walks in the midst of trouble, God would preserve her life. Claim His promise to stretch out His hand against the wrath of your friend’s enemies, to deliver her with His right hand. Remind God of His commitment to fulfill His purpose for your friend, and of His steadfast and endless love for her. Ask Him not to forsake her, the work of His hands (Psalm 138:7-8).

prayers for your best friend

Beg theLord Jesus Christ Himself, and God your Father, who loved you and gave you eternal comfort and good hope through grace, to comfort your friend’s heart and establish it in every good work and word (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17).

Pray that the God of endurance and encouragement would grant you and your friend to live in harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:5-6).

Dear Heavenly Father, You are our Friend who sticks closer than a brother. You are our example of true friendship – One who laid down His life for His friends. Thank you for the gift of human friendship, which is a tangible representation of Your love and care for us. I pray that You would make me one who encourages my friends to press on in this race called life, and to press in towards You. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.

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Everyone has such a friend that deserves some lovely birthday wishes for their birthday and as it seems, you are one of those to whom the light of friendship has shone on.

So you want some birthday blessings and birthday prayers for your friend? Then get set to have the best for him or her. If he or she is your best friend, you need to send more than some birthday prayers and birthday greetings. Yes, some gifts would do.

Cute Birthday Prayers for a Friend

1. As you journey through another year of greatness, may heaven smile at all you do. Happy birthday, dear friend.

2. You’re a good friend, and so you deserve the best. May heaven thank you for your mere your best all the time. May God never leave you unsettled. Have a very happy birthday, friend.

3. Time won’t permit me to say how caring you’ve been since I knew you. I bless God for the kind of person you are. May this birthday bring to you uncommon favour. Enjoy every bit of today.

4. As it is said, true friends are hard to find. I’m grateful to God for releasing the best of friends unto me. As you start this new year of yours, my divine helpers locate you. Happy birthday, best friend.

5. I’ll go wherever you go. I’ll do whatever you do. We’re both going to make it together. You’ll never regret coming to this world. May everything be beautiful for you. Happy birthday, dear friend.

Cute Birthday Blessings for a Friend

6. It’s so good to have known a very rare gem like you. I appreciate all your kindness towards me. May heaven reward you accordingly. Happy birthday, sweetest friend.

7. Dear friend, I wish you have a happy birthday filled with blessings from above. Send my share of the cake.

8. You’re my confidant. You share my wounds and scars with me. You share my happiness and joy with me. You’re all I’m today. May God thank you for me. Happy birthday, friend.

9. Happy birthday to the most amazing friend ever. I join the heavens in celebrating you today. May you always have reasons to thank God.

10. Happy birthday to the one who’s got my respect at all times. May your case be settled this new year.

Sweet Birthday Prayers for a Friend

11. The good friend of our time, I celebrate you today. I pray God perfects all that concerns you. Happy birthday, friend.

12. You’re amazing just the way you are. Never change yourself for anything in this world. I pray your soar higher and higher. Happy birthday, dear friend.

13. Happy birthday, friend. May all your dreams come true in Jesus’ name.

14. May the true resurrection of Jesus be manifested in your life, as your celebrate another year. Happy birthday, friend.

15. Happy birthday to the one who makes me happy and got my back anytime. May you never want.

Sweet Birthday Blessings for a Friend

16. I rejoice with you today as you’ve added another glorious year. May you grow in the fear and understanding of the Almighty. Happy birthday, darling friend.

17. Go and prosper.
Go and do exploits.
Go and make it.
Go and never be the same.
I love you so much, friend. Happy birthday to you.

18. You’re a blessing to me. You’re a blessing to your family and a big blessing to your generation. May God never stop blessing you. Watch out for more blessings this new year of yours. Happy birthday, dear friend.

19. Happy birthday to my gossip mate, and partner in crime. As we all celebrate your birthday with you, see all your wishes coming to pass. Enjoy!!!

20. As you add another year. May God bless your going out and coming in. You shall not be a victim of defeat. Happy birthday to you, friend.

Lovely Birthday Prayers for a Friend

21. May God intentionally do wonders in your life, as you celebrate your birthday. A wonderful birthday to you, friend.

22. May your beauty never go black. May you never stop enjoying God’s unending love. You’re lifted. Enjoy your special day.

23. Today, a champion was born. I join the whole world to celebrate your birthday with you. You’re going places. Happy birthday to you.

24. The Lord will preserve you. He’ll place you above your enemies. And you will laugh at last. Happy birthday, best friend.

25. As this new year of yours starts, may you never record any bad occurrence. May the Lord go before and after you. Amen. Happy birthday, sweetest friend.

Lovely Birthday Blessings for a Friend

26. May you not lose your talent as you start another phase of your life. May successful tasks never be scarce in your life. Enjoy God’s best. Happy birthday to you.

27. By God’s grace and mercy, you shall finish well and strong. Happy birthday to you.

28. As you look up to God for help and assistance today, He’ll send help to you and you will never be disappointed in Jesus’ name. Prosperous birthday to you.

29. In your life and work, the Lord will destroy every plan of the devil. Happy birthday, dear friend.

30. From this moment, the abundant blessings of the Holy Spirit will continue to fall into your life in Jesus’ name. Happy birthday.

Awesome Birthday Prayers for a Friend

31. The Lord will grant you wisdom and understanding from above. Happy birthday, my friend.

32. You’ll begin to bask in the glory of God. The Lord will visit your life, and you’ll be made whole. Happy birthday to you.

33. May the Lord release unto you unprecedented breakthrough from above, now, and forever. I wish you a happy birthday.

34. Things will begin to work in your favour, as your add another great year. Happy birthday, loving friend.

35. The great defender of all creatures will stand in defence of your situations today and forever, in Jesus’ name. A fulfilled birthday to you.

Awesome Birthday Blessings for a Friend

36. The Lord will fight all your battles and you shall see them no more in Jesus name. Happy birthday to you, BFF.

37. Praises of thanksgiving will never cease from your mouth in Jesus name. Enjoy God’s surprises as you age.

38. May God send divine helpers to you on your time of need. And may you always triumph over your enemies. Enjoy this year in Jesus name.

39. The promises of God towards you shall be permanent in Jesus name. Happy birthday to you.

40. You shall be victorious in all you do, by His grace. Enjoy your new year.

Great Birthday Prayers for a Friend

41. Exceedingly, you shall be great.
Victoriously, you shall make it.
Miraculously, you will go places, in Jesus name. Happy birthday to my one and only friend.

42. This new year, you shall possess your possessions. And the devil will tremble at your presence. Happy birthday to you.

43. The Lord will hear your silent prayers and cry. You’ll not be ashamed of yourself. A super happy birthday to you.

44. The Lord will continue to protect you, and your loved ones, from the eyes of the devil. Happy birthday.

45. As you begin another year, may you experience God’s hands in all sides. You’ll witness extraordinary supply of his favour and blessings in Jesus name.

Great Birthday Blessings for a Friend

46. It shall be well with you, today, and for the rest of your life, in Jesus name. Happy birthday to you, dear friend.

47. Everything that seems impossible in your life, shall become possible in Jesus name. Have a blast, friend.

48. You’ll be an outstanding example to your generation, now and forever. Enjoy this special day of yours.

49. As you celebrate your birthday today, you’ll begin to celebrate greater achievements in Jesus name. Happy birthday.

50. The bondage of the devil will never tie you down. It’s your turn to testify. Have a blissful birthday.

51. Happy birthday to the friend who has always gone out of her way to please me. God will settle you.

52. Happy birthday to the person who everyone calls my twin sister. May the love of God never leave your life.

53. Whenever I’m not near you, I just feel down. If you hadn’t come as a friend, I wouldn’t have been a better person. Heavens will honour you. Happy birthday.

54. Life’s full of fake people. Most especially fake friends. Thank God I met you. Keep going places. Happy birthday to you.

55. I’ve always wanted someone who will stand by me at all times, but not necessarily a friend. Then God decided to bless me with you, and then you turned out being my best friend. God will never disappoint you. Have a blast.

56. I’ve searched all over the years, for a friend as beautiful and amazing as you, but I found one. May you beauty never leave you. Happy birthday, dear friend.

57. I’m wishing you God’s approval on all the things that come your way, starting from today. Happy birthday, my friend.

58. You’ve been so kind to me. Thank you for always being there. May God never stop blessing you. Happy birthday, lovely friend.

59. I’m among the world’s chosen few to have had a great friend like you. May you be greatly honoured, in Jesus name. Happy birthday, kindest friend.

60. After Jesus, you’re the only friend I have. You’ve given my life alot of beautiful meanings. Thanks for all. I wish you good luck. Happy birthday, friend.

61. Today, and forever, I wish you heaven’s blessings. Happy birthday to my darling friend.

62. I won’t lie. You’ve made me who I am today with the help of God. Thank you for allowing God to use you. God’s blessings all the way. Happy birthday.

63. I know I’m that friend that is hot tempered, and nags. But Dearie, I love you beyond words. May you always be above. Happy birthday to you.

64. A friend is someone who goes extra mile for the total well-being of the people. Thanks for wanting the best for me always. May heaven smile at you. Happy birthday.

65. Though you do unbelievable things most times. But you’re still that ever caring friend. May the Lord never stop caring for you. Happy new year of greatness.

66. Happy birthday to the only one God’s lifting up today. Age with God’s grace.

67. Happy birthday to my darling friend. As the world celebrate you, you’ll never record any bad occurrence for the rest of your life.

68. And so the most amazing friend is celebrating her birthday today. I’m so happy to be part of your life, Dearie. Watch out for what the Lord has in store for you. Happy birthday.

69. Just last year, you had an accident, and people thought you weren’t going to survive it. I celebrate you today, darling. God’s taking you places. Happy birthday.

70. Happy birthday, best pal. I wish you longer life as well as unfathomable prosperity.

71. I wish I could do what’s on my mind right now, but distance will never permit me. Happy birthday to you. May you never be found wanting.

72. Today, I celebrate an icon. The person whose glory will shine all over the world. Happy birthday, friend.

73. I know a friend who doesn’t make people cry, sad, disappointed, angry, bad, the lists are endless. You’ll never suffer loss. Happy birthday.

74. You know what? From today, whoever is planning to hurt you shall be hurt. Happy birthday, dearest friend.

75. May you continue to bask in the love of God today, and forever. Happy birthday.

76. Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is with risen upon thee”. This shall be your testimony now and forever. Happy birthday.

77. May you always walk and work in peace, today and forever. Happy birthday.

78. May you abound in the ocean of thanksgiving for the rest of your life. Enjoy your birthday.

79. You’re on your way to the great destiny God has for you. Keep going! Happy birthday to you.

80. May you never live below God’s will for your life. Happy birthday.

81. Because you serve the God of grace, may you always live the life of unlimited grace. Amen. Happy birthday to you, sweetest friend.

82. May you always increase in the knowledge of the Almighty. Happy birthday, my friend.

83. May you always remain unmoved and unflinching, no matter what comes up against you. Have a happy birthday.

84. May people continually praise God because of you, by the reason of your good works. Continue to walk in destiny. Happy birthday, friend.

85. May the knowledge of the glory of God shine in your life, as you start another year. Happy birthday, dear friend.

86. Go, and manifest the glory of God. Happy birthday.

87. May you always have absolute authority over sicknesses and diseases in the name of Jesus. Happy birthday to you.

88. May you have access to God’s riches, wealth, honour, glory, and power, now and for the rest of your life. I wish you a successful life. Happy birthday.

89. May you always walk in your rights and privileges in Christ. Amen. Happy birthday, dear.

90. May your response to God’s love get quicker and sharper. Happy birthday.

91. May you be greatly helped by the Holy Spirit. Have a blast.

92. Nothing in this life will be able to move or defeat you in Jesus name. Happy birthday to you.

93. Continue to walk in the path of love by grace, and grow in the fullness of Christ Jesus. Happy birthday.

94. May you be positioned to live the higher world, that dominates this natural world. Amen and Amen. Happy birthday.

95. Always stand perfect and assured in God’s love. Happy birthday reasonable person.

96. May you always excel greatly in all you do. Happy birthday.

97. Enjoy continuous prosperity. Happy birthday.

98. God shall not call you to smallness, but to greatness in Jesus name. Happy birthday.

99. Continually enjoy the grace of God perpetually and ceaselessly. Amen. Happy birthday.

100. May you always move in the realm of possibility. Happy birthday.

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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.

Locate specific friendship prayers or friendship quotes on this page by following these links.

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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

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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.
Amen

~ 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.
Amen!

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

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.

Friendship

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
Amen!

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
Amen

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.
Amen!

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.

Amen

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

Amen.

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.

Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.
Amen.

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.”

Do you have any suggestions or additions to this page of Friendship Prayers?
please submit your favourite poem about friendship.

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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

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What a wonderful thing friendship is! Do you have that one person in your life that you can confide in about anything and they will keep it a secret and pray for you? Do you have that one friend who knows your darkest secrets and will help hold you accountable? Friendship is a beautiful thing when it is done right, meaning, no gossiping or emotional beat downs. True friendship is a mutual nurturing of each other’s soul for the cause of Christ. Here are 7 different prayers you can pray for your friends or for friendship in general.

Your Spouse

Gracious Father in Heaven,

You have given me the most amazing spouse ever! I am proud to call him/her my best and dearest friend! Father, today I vow to show my spouse how much I love them. He/She listens to me when I am stressed. He/She rubs my shoulders after a long day of work. He/She takes the time to maintain our relationship emotionally, physically and spiritually. We spend time in the Word together! We sing praises to You together! I love my spouse more than words can say! I praise You, O Lord, for providing me with my best friend as my spouse! My cup is truly overflowing with blessings! Amen

The Longing

O Lord,

I am so depressed. I long to have just one friend who really understands me and who will not judge me. Lord, my church is full of men and women that seem wonderful but I have yet to actually build a concrete friendship with one. Please give me an opportunity to build one of these friendships, Lord. I pray that next weekend I can find someone to start a meaningful friendship with. If not, I will still follow You, Lord. May Your will be done always. Amen

Satan’s Demons

True friendship is a mutual nurturing of each other’s soul for the cause of Christ.

Omnipotent Lord

You have the power to do as You please and right now my brother, Your child, is under attack by Satan and his legion of demons. Father, I understand that all tests come because You allow them. May my friend find true knowledge through this trial quickly. Lord, I pray that You help my brother in Christ to stay strong. May he keep strong in prayer and in the Word! I will walk with him through this entire ordeal and when it is over, we will both say it is well. Amen

Mold Me

Father,

You are the potter and I am the clay. Lord, You know who my dearest friends are. I want them to see Jesus when they see me. Lord, please mold me in such a way that You can use me to be the feet of Jesus to them. Whatever the need is, I want to be there for them, Lord. I want to pray with them and for them. I want to study Your Word with them. I want to sing praises to You with them. I want to listen to them with a compassionate heart when they are hurting. Lord, may I always be willing to push pride off of me and allow You to shape me into someone who lives like Jesus does! I love you, Lord! Amen

Praising God for Friends

Loving Father,

I want to thank You for giving me the wonderful circle of friends that I have. You have surrounded me with people that really love You and that want to know me more each day! Thank you, Lord, for they have all shown me so much love and I am truly grateful for their friendship. Thank you for providing me with friends that hold me accountable in my walk with You as I hold them accountable as well. Lord, I praise Your holy name for blessing me with such amazing friends! I love You, Father! Amen

This isn’t Goodbye

Father,

My time has come to leave this world and my strength is failing. Thank you for the many loved ones in my life that You have grown so close to me. My friends throughout this journey of life have been there for me through so many things. They prayed for me when I lost family members. They sat with me and listened to me when times were rough. I helped them with financial difficulties when I could. I pray for them daily, Lord. We have grown so close over the years and this time is so difficult. I am ready for Glory, Lord. I am sad that I will be apart from those I love for a while. Please, Lord, give them strength to stay strong, run the race, and finish well! I will be at the finish line waiting for them! This is not goodbye, but only a short separation from them. Thank you for the life You have given me here. I can’t wait to see Jesus face to face! I love You, Lord! Amen

He Calls me Friend

Dear Lord,

What a friend we have in Jesus! He calls me His friend! Lord, I praise You for sending Jesus to die on the cross to save me from my sins. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Jesus laid down His life for me and I can’t say “thank you” enough to Him! I want to love like Jesus does, Father! Jesus, my friend, is worthy of all honor and praise! Words can never express how great His love is for us, but I thank You, Father, for sending Jesus to us! Without His sacrifice we would still have a rift between us, Father. He tore the veil! Thank you for the wonderful friend we have in Your Son, Jesus! Amen

Conclusion

These are 7 different prayers relating to many different facets of friendship. I pray that no matter where you are at in your walk with God, you will continue to spur one another on in your friendships. “Iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) May God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!

Take a look at this other article that includes prayers:

7 Inspirational Prayers

Resources –  The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. YouTube video “Friend of God” by Phillips, Craig and Dean

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