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prayer for friends

Featured on this page are two examples of prayers for friends. The first is a short prayer for happiness and blessing, and the second is a request for God's strength and restoration to come to a good friend. If you are thinking of sending them a card or message, there are also some quotes from the bible on friendship further down on this page.

Short prayer for a friend

Thank you for my special friend.
I love them so and pray for your blessing to be upon them.
Fill up their lives with your goodness.
Pour out your hope into their hearts.
Come revive them with showers of love,
And bathe them in your grace.
May they drink in your truth and goodness,
And live lives full of joy.


shaking hands

"Come revive them with showers of love, and bathe them in your grace."

Prayer for friends strength

O Lord,

You know how much I long to see this friend restored.
You are with us all, at all times, and in all places.
Your love gives us the strength to endure,
And breathes hope into each of our lives.

So I pray for rivers of your love to be flowing in their life.
Through the love of friends and family,
Through the beauty of creation,
Through words and sounds and sights.
Everlasting father you promise to be our strength in times of weakness,
So I trust this friend into your hands.

Please lead me as I love and care for them,
So that I may reveal more and more of your love and grace into their lives.



further reading

arrow rightprayers for marriages
two prayers for relationship that are in trouble or difficulty.

arrow right prayers for unborn babies
a short prayer for a pregnant mother & a petition for a sick baby.

arrow right birthday prayers
featuring several birthday prayer messages for sons, daughters, moms and other family relatives.

quotes on friendship from the bible

"One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

(Proverbs 18:24, NIV)

"Love cannot be drowned
by oceans or floods;
it cannot be bought,
no matter what is offered"

(Song of Solomon 8:7, CEV)

"This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me."

(John 15:12-15, NLT)