Prayers For Friends
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.
Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of such bonds. Such characteristics include affection; kindness, love, virtue, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, loyalty, generosity, forgiveness, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings to others, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend. Friendship is an essential aspect of relationship building skills.
We have collected some of the best prayers For Friends to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
See also: Friendship and Friendship Quotes
A special prayer
A special prayer from my side
To someone I love the most
My friend this is for you
For all the love you gave
I am asking the Lord to pave
A way so that you stay blessed in life
Bless my friend Almighty!
A Prayer for You
I ask you to bless my friends reading this right now.
Lord, show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
Dear God, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace & mercy.
Where there is self-doubting, release a renewed confidence in Your ability to work through them.
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, patience, & strength as they learn submission to Your leading.
Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You.
Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage.
Where there is a sin blocking them, reveal it, and break its hold over my friend’s life.
Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders, and friends to support, and encourage them.
Give each of them discernment to recognize the demonic forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it. Amen.
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.
A Prayer for a Friend’s Protection
Heavenly Father, You hear the pleas of those who travel. And yet, we too implore You for traveling mercies. My friend and Your servant are about to embark on a long journey. He/she will be traveling far, Lord, and the trip may be dangerous. Lord, keep Your watch over him/her during this journey. Send Your guardian angel to be with him/her, that the Devil would have no power to thwart the journey or bring harm in any way. Keep my friend from danger and deliver him/her safely to the destination. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
It’s all your life
Blessings are needed in each phase of life
I ask the Almighty to bless you each day
For I care for you that way
I ask the Lord to give you courage to fight
To what is wrong and right
Almighty be there for my friend
Bless my friend!
May God Grant you Friendship
May God grant you friendship
and warm love within your home.
May he surround you in the quiet peace
that’s found in him alone.
May his hand lead you to laughter,
and his love dry every tear.
As you sense his presence in your life
more deeply every year.
A Prayer for a Friend’s Success
Dear God, bless my friend and Your servant who will be setting out on a challenging new endeavor. We know Your power, Lord, and we pray that You would exercise this power in the life of my friend. Give him/her the passion and the wisdom to know how to be successful in this endeavor. Help him/her to remain focused on the task at hand and to always give credit in his/her heart to You. In Your dear son’s name, we pray. Amen.
Prayer for Friends #1
I pray for you
No matter what you do wrong
I pray for you
Because we can never stay mad for long
I pray for you
Because you were the one who was always there
I pray for you
For all the joys and times we’ve shared
I pray for you
Because through it all
You saw me for me
I pray for you
Because without you
Only God knows where I’d be
I pray for you
Because they say
One good friend is all you need
I pray for you
Because you saw what others failed to see
I pray for you
Because even when times are tough
True friends never leave
And I pray for you
Because without real friends
Life is never quite complete. Amen.
— by Anna
Prayer for Friends #2
Relax and let God be the only Person on your mind while you read this prayer. If we can take the time to read long jokes, stories, etc., we should give the same respect to this prayer. Friends that Pray together, stay together. Let’s pray…
Lord, bless our friends today we pray,
Wherever they may be;
And help them as they go their way,
To keep their trust in Thee.
Lord, hear each prayer they raise to Thee,
And dry each falling tear;
And hover o’er them constantly,
For treasured friends are dear.
Surround them with Thy mercy,
Lord, Protect them by Thy power;
And let them feel Thy presence,
Lord, In every lonely hour.
Stand by them when the road is steep,
And no one seems to care;
Thy arm of love around them keep,
And whisper You are there.
And give them strength to bear the cross,
As through this vale they go;
And stand by them in every loss,
That they meet here below.
And when at last the hour shall be,
That life’s short journey ends;
O, let them lean the more on Thee,
And comfort these, our friends.
And open heaven’s gate, dear Lord,
And let them enter there;
For heaven will be heaven,
Lord, Because our friends are there.
— By Bernie Smith Meditations on Prayer
A Friend in Need Prayer
God of grace, I pray for my dear friend who is in need. We know that nothing comes except from Your gracious provision. For even the ravens are fed by Your hand. The beasts of the field do not go hungry. Bless Your servant, Lord God. Lift my friend up on eagle’s wings. Let my friend find refuge behind the strong walls of Your love. Send us Your holy angels to protect him/her. All of these we pray in Your holy name. Amen.
A Prayer for a Friend
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 and 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
A Prayer to be a Loving Friend
Lord God, You teach us that there is no greater love than he who lays down his life for a friend. Lord, I want to be this kind of friend. I want to reflect on the type of love that You have for us in my relationships here on Earth. Father, help me to adopt a heart like Yours. Help me to carry my cross and to bear the burdens of those around me. Help me to be a loving friend. Amen.
A Prayer for a Friend to Know Jesus
Almighty God, I am desperate for those close to me to know the peace and joy that You have given me. Though I am sinful, You do not turn Your face away from me. You watch over me like a hawk. You protect me under Your wings. Lord, I want this for my friend as well. Draw him/her unto You, O Lord. Give my friend the peace You have shown me. Hear my prayer. Amen.
For you, Friend
as I’m lying here in bed
This little prayer keeps running
through my mortal head
God bless my mom and dad
and bless my little child
and take care of my spouse
when things start gettin wild….
and God there’s one more thing
I wish that you could do
hope ya don’t mind me askin’
but ‘PLEASE’ bless my ‘puter too??
Now I know that it’s not normal
to bless a mother board
but listen just a second
while I explain to you, “MY LORD”
you see, that little metal box
holds more than odds and ends.
inside those small components
rest a hundred of my ‘BEST FRIENDS’
Some it’s true I’ve never seen
and most I’ve never met
we’ve never shaken hands
or shared a meal as yet…
I know for sure they like me
by the kindnesses that they give
and this little scrap of metal
is how I travel to where they live.
by faith is how I know them
much the same as I know you.
I share in what life brings them
from that our friendship grew.
‘PLEASE’ take an extra minute
from your duties up above…
to bless this hunk of metal
that’s filled with so much love.
Thank You Friend A Prayer, Your A Wonderful Friend
I wish for you…,
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And Love to complete your life.
God Bless you!
I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way….
His love is always with you
His promises are true,
You know He will see us through
So when the road you’re traveling on
Seems difficult at best
And God will do the rest.
A Prayer for a Grieving Friend
Most merciful Jesus, there are times in our lives where we seek peace we are unable to obtain. Alas, someone I love is grieving a loss. He/she is burdened under many pressures. Confusion has made understanding difficult for him/her, and he/she is physically worn down. Lord, we know that You provide the peace that surpasses all understanding. Wash over him/her with Your spirit. Comfort him/her as he/she seeks understanding. For You alone can bring this peace. Amen.
A Prayer Against Illness for a Friend
God of healing, one only needs to touch Your garment to be cleansed from all sickness and iniquity. Yet, at this time You seem so far off, and we cannot get near to You. Descend to where we are, Lord Jesus, for Your servant has fallen ill and needs Your healing embrace. Send Your spirit of healing to wash over my friend. Eradicate all sickness and disease from his/her body. Cleanse my friend’s heart, Lord, so that You may dwell with him/her now and forever. Amen.
A Prayer For My Friends
May the good Lord surround you in every step you take…..
Let him walk before you to clear a Path for you to walk through life in his Love, Warmth and Grace……
Let him walk behind you to keep your heart open to remember happy times and good friends…..
Let him walk above you to always remind you that you are cherished by him and a special gift, as no other…..
May there be peace within you, Today and every day of your life…..
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be…..
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith…..
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you…..
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God…..
Let His presence settle into your being, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun…..
It is there for you!
Embrace and cherish it…..
In His Love
Carry Them Through Prayer
God of all creation, although You had the power, You did not see it fit to grasp Your eternal glory. Instead, You set it aside to come down to us. Lord, I beg You to come again to carry my friend who is in need. Bless them, Lord, as You have blessed all of Your children. Give them the strength that comes only from You and the willingness to endure through this time of trial. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for a Friend’s Inner Peace
Father, 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 their feeling. Come watch over us now, Lord. Amen.
I said a Prayer for you today
I said a Prayer for you today,
I know that our Lord heard.
And asked that he would bless you,
As He promised in his word.
I didn’t ask for wealth or glory,
I knew you’d understand.
I asked for God to send you joy,
And lend a helping hand.
I asked that He surround you,
With his love and constant care,
To give you health and bless you,
With friends who will be there.
I prayed for comfort for you,
For peace of mind, and then……
I asked that He remind you,
I’ll pray for you…… again
—- Rinda Nelson
A Prayer for Good Fortune
Lord God, sometimes bad things happen to righteous people. You teach us that You make the rain to fall upon the just and the unjust. Though we try by day and night to seek understanding, we cannot always make sense of our situation or our bad fortune. Lord, someone close to me has fallen upon this kind of misfortune. He/she needs Your rock of stability in these tumultuous times. Be present in his/her life, dear God. Cast his/her worries aside and fill his/her heart with peace. Amen.
A request from me
A heartfelt request from my side oh Lord
For a friend whose so dear to me
I can’t see her in any type of pain
And I can’t see her in agony
I can’t see her crying and sad
It pinches me I feel so bad
I ask you to bless her kind
So that she finds her answers destined
And she remains happy all the time
Bless her thy Lord
Is my only plea to you this day
Answer my prayer..Amen!
An Encouraging Prayer
Lord, this life can be full of disappointments. Each time a step is taken, it can feel as though we take two steps back. My friend is experiencing such a setback. I worry about him/her, Lord. Please encourage my friend to continue and to not be discouraged. Be with him/her, Lord. If I may be used in any way, use me in Your acts of encouragement. Help me to be like Your hands in my friend’s life. Give me the wisdom to know the right words of encouragement, that my friend might know Your peace and be encouraged in Your spirit. Amen.
Prayer for friendship
(a prayer of thanks for the blessing of good friends)
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.
Lord, I give you my friend and ask that they may know your peace, rest and blessing in their lives.
Friend’s Wedding Prayer
God and Father, my friend is about to enter into Holy Matrimony. What a glorious day You have made! Father, I pray that You would richly bless Your servants. Join them together in Your spirit. Be a fortress around their union and protect them from all calamity and attack. Let their marriage be fruitful and bountiful. Let them joyfully reflect the eternal love that You have for Your bride, the Church. Amen.
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