7 Prayers For Friends or Friendship

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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.

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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Joan Lyons May 21, 2013 at 6:09 am

Thank you for your page, I read it whenever I see a post. During these times of economic, political and health stresses and trials, it is uplifting to read words that return me to what is always important in the moment and that is our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you with continued wisdom and insight to impart His Word to your readers.

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Derek Hill May 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thank you for such kind words Joan. God bless you as well as you walk with God daily!

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Folarin Obatola May 21, 2013 at 6:28 am

May Good GOD Give Answers To Our 7 Point Friends Prayer Thru Jesus Christ Our Lord!A Million Glory To GOD,A Million Amen To Jesus Christ…

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Derek Hill May 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Amen Folarin! All glory and praise to God! God bless you!

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ZT Mesh May 16, 2015 at 9:08 am

Nice One I like it

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Jack Wellman May 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

Just beautiful my brother and I consider you a friend and pray for you for God’s blessing on you and all that you put your hand to and all to the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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Derek Hill May 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Thank you Jack. I consider us friends too, along with being brothers through Christ. Thank you so much for your prayers of God’s blessing on me. I can actually use that right now. It has been a stressful week already and there is much to do still. God bless you brother!

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Patricia Schneider May 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Beautiful prayers, Derek!
Especially loved the prayer to spouse (hubby, Gary), “He calls me friend,” and “This isn’t good-bye.” (The last one I would like on a prayer card at my funeral, or something similar. Gives sooo much comfort to those left behind.)
Thank you bunches for this article, Derek. I pray Jesus’ Holy Spirit makes the rest of your week less stressful!
Always, your sister & friend in Christ, Jesus….Patty

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Derek Hill May 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words Patty! They lifted my spirit! I am so glad God spoke through me to you in this article. God is good all of the time! God bless you!

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tsigab alemu June 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

thank you GOD

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Derek Hill June 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Amen Tsigab! Praise the Lord! God bless you!

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liebhaber December 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Dear God

My God, my awesome God i love you and i want you every time in my life till i am alive. Oh! my lovely God i am glad and highly thankful that you showed me the right path. God you are my well wisher that’s why you connected me to the Christians around the world through Facebook although there are non Christians around me except Facebook friends and it makes me feel good whenever i start study your words. God as you know except me all are non Christians in my family but i am and receiving your unconditional love. Eventually O Lord,
I am so depressed. I long to have just one friend who really understands me,

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
lord god, Please bless me with friends who can love me and support me.

Dear lord, please send a true friend into my life. A friend who will want to spend quality time and do things together.
Please, bless me with the close friendship I so desire, and soon. In the meantime, help me to be strong and appreciate what you have given me.
God when will I ever meet that one uncondtional friendship and when my worries of dying lonely and alone and insecure feeling will go away.

My Awesome & Lovely God
Please end my meaningless life soonest. Amen
skype: sabahat.dk

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Lumsam Noel April 29, 2016 at 3:29 am

Thank You so much for inspiring me, i have suffered problems of unbelieve, lust, and so many, but am insipired with the prayers. thanks alot.

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Michael b September 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Thanks for scriptures as im older i have worked hard to find friends its so much work. With some who enjoy using instead of supporting .pray i have good circle of friends im looking for good supporters not users

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