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.

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A Prayer for You

Dear Lord,

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.

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 Friends

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.

Submitted to Catholic Prayers by Anna on Tuesday, August 8, 2000, All Rights Reserved.

Friends Together Friendship Community UnitA 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 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

Prayer for Friends

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

Dear God,

I thank You for this day. I Thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for I have sinned. I ask now for Your forgiveness. Keep me safe from all danger and harm.

Let me start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day and give my best in all that is put before me. Clear my mind that I can hear from You. Broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil.

And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrong doing, and receive the forgiveness of God. And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example-to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Thy Will. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak and unsaved. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others.

I pray for those that are lost and can’t find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who refuse to share a word from You. I pray for those who don’t know You intimately. I pray for those that will only read this and not speak this aloud in their own lives. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those that don’t believe.

But I thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes, that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every Battle is in His hands for Him to fight.

I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly. This is my prayer. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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For you, Friend.

Every evening
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.

Author Unknown

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 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 ~Grandma~

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

—- Author: Rinda Nelson ©2000

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