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Prayer for best friend

Gathered together on this page are a number of inspiring friendship prayers, with a short prayer for my best friend, a petition for someone in need, a beautiful Irish blessing, and an uplifting night prayer for a friend. Be encouraged as you pray for your colleagues and loved ones now.

Prayer for my best friend

Father, thank you for the joy of friendship. For the security and intimacy of love.
I pray for my friend that you would hold, keep, bless and envision them.
May they feel your love through my actions, words and gifts.
I ask that I would always be loyal, trustworthy and generous to them,
For I treasure their companionship, their unique spirit and their relationship with me so much.


(a friendship prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

An Irish Friendship Blessing
("May there always be work for your hands to do")

Irish Blessing

Prayer for my friend in need

Lord, I have great concern for my friend.
Come hold them, dry their tears,
Send your Spirit into each facet of their lives,
Their thoughts, their fears and their dreams.
Keep them safe in this hard time.
Might they know my love as I seek to be your hands and feet Jesus.
Help me to gently watch over them, and lead them though the darkness into your glorious light.


(a prayer for my friend from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Good night prayer for friends

Dear Father,
I treasure my friend so much, I thank you for their presence in my life.
I ask you to watch over them, to lead them into hope and blessing.
I trust that you will protect and hold them when life is hard.
Lord, help me to be a good friend to them.


(a short bedtime petition for friends or loved ones, from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

read more prayers for friends here including a beautiful Celtic blessing and inspiring examples from the bible.

A Prayer for a Friend

A heartfelt prayer for those who are going through a difficult time, that they may know God's strength and presence:-

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.

David Tyson

Paul’s prayer for the Colossians

“For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don’t cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy”

(Colossians 1:9-15, WEB)