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Featured on this page are three inspiring prayers to pray for your friendships and relationships, with a prayer for a special friend, a short prayer for a close friend, and a prayer for strength for a companion going through a difficult time. Further down there are also three beautiful quotes from the bible about friendship and love. Be encouraged as you uplift these special people before God now.

A prayer for special friends

(A prayer for a good friend, thanking God for their friendship & asking for God’s blessing on them)

Thank you Lord for the wonderful connection we share as friends.
I am so grateful for the incredible bond that has grown between us,
And for the sanctuary your grace provides for us to dwell within.

I ask for a deep kingdom blessing to be given to this wonderful person.
May you provide such goodness in their lives.
I pray that the hopes and dreams they have shared with me
May be fully fanned into flame by your Spirit.

Lord, you are the foundation of our friendship
For it is with you that we walk daily.
Thank you that in your kinship and family we find unity and strength.


"I am so grateful for the incredible bond that has grown between us"

How to Pray for a Friend

Prayer poet Julie Palmer shares four inspiring ideas on how to pray for a friend that is going through a hard time:-

Prayer for a close friend


I am so blessed by this friendship, so comfortable to be real and to know I am loved. Thank you for the covering of your kingdom and the grace that we share.

I ask that I might always bring more of your truth, love and hope into their lives.
May you mould and shape us as we pilgrimage together closer to your heart.


Prayer for a friends strength

O Lord,

You know how much I long to see my 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 our lives.

So I pray for rivers of your love to be flowing in their life.
Through the care of friends and family,
Through the beauty of creation,
Through your life-giving words and healing Spirit.
Everlasting Father you promise to be our strength in times of weakness,
So I trust my friend into your hands.

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


(prayer by Julie Palmer copyright © 2019

bible quotes on friendship & love

"My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them. And you are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because servants do not know what their master is doing. Instead, I call you friends, because I have told you everything I heard from my Father. "

(John 15:12-15, GNT)

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

(Song of Solomon 8:7, CEV)

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."

(1 Corinthians 13:4, NIV)