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prayer for best friend

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This page gathers together some beautiful contemporary and traditional prayers to help you pray for your friends. To begin with, there is a prayer for a best friend asking that peace, life and hope would flow abundantly in their life. The second prayer is for healing and health for a sick friend, and this is followed by a prayer for restoration in a broken relationship. Finally there are some inspiring quotes from the bible exploring the nature of true friendship.

A Prayer for My Best Friend

Lord God,

Thank you for giving me such a good friend, for the fun and the laughter we share, for the safety and security of our friendship and for the encouragement and insight we give each other. I pray for your blessing to rest on them now. May they know your love for them. I ask that you might bring such a deep well of peace into their lives, that faith would rise up in their life and hope spring forth like a beautiful fountain in their heart. Help me to be your love, your hands and your feet to my wonderful friend.


Prayer for a Friend

An inspiring prayer asking for strength to come to a friend experiencing a hard time in life:-

Healing prayer for friends
(a prayer for a loved one or close friend)


As the wind blows,
Breathe in new life to my loved one.
As the sun shines
Warm their hearts with your hope.
As the birds fly,
Lift their minds to see vision for the future.
As the plants grow,
Restore their bodies with new health.
As the rain falls,
Wash away the infection, disease and illness they suffer.

You are Lord of all.
We put our trust in you!


Paul's prayer for the Church in Ephesus
(Ephesians 3:14-19 NIV)

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Prayer for a broken relationship

Father in heaven,

I feel so sad, because my heart is broken. I have lost the feelings of love in this relationship. I feel empty and so bewildered by what has happened.

You are my rock, my help in times of trouble.
I need you. I need your restoration, your love and hope in my heart. I trust you can heal the brokenness I feel.


quotes on friendship from the bible

"Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family."

(Proverbs 18:24, The Message)

"Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other."

(Proverbs 27:17, 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)