Prayer For Friends at Work

Prayer for Relationships

Prayer For Friends at Work

The issue of relationships is something that’s constantly talked about among both men and women. Husbands, wives, kids, bosses, neighbors… relationships can be rewarding and fulfilling, but they can also be testy and challenging. When your heart is involved, your deepest needs tend to come to the surface.

So how can you pray for your relationships? Here are a few sample prayers for when you’re at a loss for words.

1. Prayer in the midst of conflict

Father in Heaven, I know I add fuel to the fire in my relationships because I am needy myself. I don’t to admit it, but I know it’s true. Thank You that You see me as I truly am and that You still love me.

Please help me to see myself honestly, and to own my own part in this conflict before I point my finger. Please give me insight into my own needs and give me patience as I encounter needs in the ones I love. I need Your help, Lord. Please guide me.

I pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Conflict very often reflects unmet needs. Sometimes there’s an easy solution, such as the need for sleep. But frequently, the need is much deeper:

  • To feel valued and heard.This often stems from insecurity or past hurts, and may show up as overly defensive with gloves on, ready to fight.
  • To forgive others or one’s self.The need to control can stem from an angry heart, and can show up as manipulation.

If your unmet needs are showing up in your relationships, talk to a mentor, friend, or a counselor to work through some of these issues. Pray for patience as you encounter the unmet needs in others, and regularly ask God for His help.

2. Prayer for help when I feel “less than”

Lord God, I so often feel inadequate without even realizing it. The disapproval I pour out on others often stems from my own insecurity. I don’t intend to fight. God, I need Your help. Please remind me to address my issues.

Help me to see myself differently and to allow You to love me and to change me. Help me to find my confidence in Your strength and in Your forgiveness. I invite You into my life today. I need You. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

It’s a natural tendency to want God to change the other person. Yet the reality is that you can only change yourself. Sometimes just realizing what words and situations make you feel “less than” is enough to begin the journey of change. Other times you may need help seeing yourself differently.

Be the beginning of change in your relationships. Find ways to give approval more often to those around you. When things need addressing don’t show your disapproval, but choose a calm time to talk. Ask for prayer. Relationships that are worth keeping are worth the effort.

3. Prayer for the words to say in a challenging relationship

Dear Father in Heaven, it is not possible for me to keep my mouth from speaking things it should not. I need Your power to guard my tongue. Help me to think before I speak. Help me to feel that nudge of Your Holy Spirit before words rush my mouth.

Father, I need You to help me to know what to say that will build __________ up rather than tear down or hurt. Please make me aware, by Your divine power, of __________’s needs so I can respond in a way that benefits him/her.

Help me to run to You when frustrations and anger bubble up, and may You ease my emotions and send me back with grace on my lips. Help me to be bold when issues need addressing, but gentle and loving in the way I address them.

Father, You are the only one who can perform this miracle in my life. I look to You today to set a guard on my heart and my mouth, as I don’t want to grieve You. And please forgive me for the times when I have grieved You! Walk with me closely today, because I need the help of Your Holy Spirit in dealing with __________. Thank You. I pray this in Jesus’ Name, amen.

God gives sound counsel in His word about how to deal with relationships. It all begins with what comes your mouth.

Listen to His words of wisdom:

«The tongue holds the power of life and death.” Proverbs 18:21

The power of our words is a tremendous force. It has been said that people will seldom remember the words you spoke, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

It’s true, isn’t it? It’s easy to remember those who have made you feel inspired and empowered. But it’s also easy to recall those who made you feel down and useless… just by their words.

Words have power. They can heal or hurt, build up or drag down, encourage or discourage, inspire or deflate.

You can begin the change today. And the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone! Jesus wants to transform and restore your challenging relationships, starting today. I encourage you to use the form below (in the «Connect» tab) to connect with a mentor for prayer. You can also leave a prayer request in the «Discuss» section and we'll pray for you there.

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23 Short Prayers — Hope for Your Soul

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Whether you have had a personal relationship with God for years or you are only beginning to discover who Jesus is, we all need guidance sometimes when it comes to prayers. It’s often hard to find the words to pray, that’s why we put together this collection of short prayers.

The following short prayers offer guiding words to use for praying over various topics including worry, anxiety, doubt, forgiveness, fear, and other areas of life where we need to ask for God’s help.

Please use these prayers and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you as you add some of your own words and personalize your petitions to God.

Prayer for Peace

Father God, my heart is filled with chaos and confusion. I feel as if I am drowning in my circumstances and my heart is filled with fear and confusion. I really need the strength and peace that only You can give. Right now, I choose to rest in You. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland.

Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Lord, my heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer. Your Word is my hope. It revives me and comforts me in especially now. My soul faints, but you are the breath of life within me.

You are my help, the One who sustains me. I am weak but You are strong. You bless those who mourn, and I trust You to bless me and my family with all that we need. You will rescue me from this dark cloud of despair because You delight in me.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Jennifer White
 

Prayer for Perseverance

Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Gwen Smith

Prayer for Self Control

Father, today I ask forgiveness of all the negative and harmful words I have spoken about myself. I do not want to abuse myself in such a way again. Transform my thoughts and let me understand how marvelously you made me. Change my habits so I use my tongue to speak hope and favor upon my life. In Jesus' name, Amen. ~ Sarah Coleman

Prayer for Loving Jesus

Father, I have to thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally. Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way. Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life, and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer for God’s Direction

Lord, help me not to lean on my own understanding but in everything acknowledge You so that You can direct my words, thoughts and actions. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Sharon Glasgow

Prayer For Worry

Father, I am tempted to worry about so many things. Our world is a mess! Forgive me for focusing on anything or anyone but You. Thank You for the Bible that equips and empowers me to live each day. Right now, I declare that You are my only Hope. Please help me remember that You really are in control. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer for God’s Strength

Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Debbie Przybylski

~ Debbie Przybylski

Prayer When Feeling Inadequate

Dear Lord, Thank You for fearfully and wonderfully creating each of us. Thank You for giving us worth in Your eyes. Help us live as the one You uniquely intended us to be. Help us abide instead of strive, living peacefully and joyfully as heirs to Your Kingdom and co-heirs with Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Julie Sunne

Prayer for Being Grateful

Father, I am so sorry for the way I complain about my circumstances. Please forgive me for my bad attitude when things don't go my way.

I want to see Your hand in every part of every day — good or bad.

Help me learn how to face every storm with confidence, knowing that You really are in control even though I cannot hear Your voice or see Your hand at work. In Jesus Name, Amen. ~ Mary Southerland

Prayer of God’s Provision

Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high.

Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision. Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You. Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely.

In Christ’s Name, Amen. ~ Renee Davis

Prayer for Growing Faith

Dear Lord, help me — every single morning — to find faith in the midst of the chaos. Give me the desire and ability to see You, hear You, talk to You, and give thanks to You.

And as I do, I pray that I will draw nearer and nearer to You, and that my faith will multiply exponentially as I understand in new, deeper ways that You are everything I ever hoped You would be. And so much more.

Amen. ~ Kelly O’Dell Stanley

Prayer for Confidence

Lord, help me let go of my fear of failure. I know Satan wants to use my fears to hold me back from living boldly for You.

Forgive me for not living in faith, and help me from this moment on to live with bold confidence in You. Lord, help me not compare myself to others around me.

I pray instead that I can keep my eye on You and live a life that proclaims Your excellence. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen. ~ Rick Warren

Prayer for a Heavy Heart

Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart. Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord. I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me. I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow. Thank you Lord for your unending love for me! Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Rick Warren 

Father, sometimes it does feel that you have left us in the battle. We know that you are with us, but so are our feelings of aloneness. The Enemy seems to be taking ground. Our crying out to you seems to go unanswered. We know you are at work, but help us trust you in the midst of our questions. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Ron Moore 

Short Prayer for Thankfulness

God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. ~ Wendy van Eyck

Prayer for Restored Relationships

Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m Cain.

What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family? What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships? Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships.

I choose instead the way of love. Love protects. Help me to protect those I love by loving them. Your way is always best, Father. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ James MacDonald

Which one of these short prayers spoke the most to you and how can we be praying for you? Comment below and let us know! 

This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray.

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Good Morning Prayer Messages For A Friend

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Why not send our collection of good morning prayer messages for your friend. Your friend deserves your prayers no matter how little or great it is.

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Good Morning prayer messages

Who doesn’t need good morning prayer messages in his/ her life? I bet everyone does. All you need is to copy on your mobile and send to those friends that mean a lot to you.

1 I know God will bless your day todayI know God will keep you from all the harms that may come your wayI know today will be better than yesterdayI know it is going to be a great day for you

Good morning

2 I am sending you a thousand happiness and a million smilesTake each a day at a time because you will need them for longI always pray that you remain happy and your life is filled with lots of smiles

Enjoy the rest of the day

3 My good morning prayer messages to you is thatIn the midst of lack, you will never lackIn the midst of plenty, you will never lackGod will protect and keep youAnd you shall remain happy and contented for the rest of your life

Good morning

4 I say my good morning prayer messages and you are includedMay God give you to the heart to loveMay you be filled with the spirit of forgivenessMay you have every reason to be happy and excitedMay all your period of sadness turn into joyMay this morning herald a new beginning in your life

Good morning to you

5 I hope your day remains as sweet as possibleI pray you smile throughout today henceforthI hope everything you have wished for in life turns out great and well

Good morning to you

6 Do not start your today with the terrible memories of yesterdayWake up with the happiness that today is going to be a great dayBelieve in everything that makes you son/ daughter of GodAsk for anything from God and be rest assured that he will answer you

Good morning dear, have a great day

7 In everything you do happiness will surround youWhen you stare into the sky, happiness will be yoursWhen you look down into the earth happiness will be yoursYou will feel the love of God in your ways and in your path

Good morning dear

8 As I pray for you today as part of my good morning prayers messagesI pray that your day remains as bright and beautiful as you wantThat the heavenly father support you in all ways and ramificationsYour day will remain as wonderful and you truly and really want it

I wish you the best of the mornings, God be with you

9 As we come to the beginning of a new dayTo usher in a work week,as usual, let us pray thatThis week will bring in all the peace and tranquilityThat is due to a child of GodLet us pray that God gives us the understanding, wisdomAnd knowledge to tackle all issues as they come

Good morning to you

10 Remember that you need to pray and ask God for strengthYou also need to ask him for mercy and blessingsBecause he is the only one who can give without taking it backI pray you have the most exciting day today

Good morning

Good Morning Prayer messages for Friends

You may be thinking of the good morning prayers that you can send for your family, friends and loved ones, then this collection of good morning prayers for friends will come in handy.

What do you think?

11 I pray that your life is in true representation of GodI pray that your life becomes a story to be told for goodI pray that your work becomes as easy that you will praise God every dayI pray that you remain as grateful as you have always been

Good morning my friend

12 I pray today that as joy stands on your joy and knocks, you will openThe door and welcome him in.As he comes into your house, he will never have any reason to leaveThis and more are my good morning prayers for youThe lord is with you already

Good morning and have a great day

13 Everything you lay your hands on is blessedWhatever it is you require and desire from God will be answeredThis is your morning, all you need to do is jump into the morningwith all the happiness that is meant for a child that God has blessed

Good morning to you

14 Hey, Wake up into joy and contentment. Step out today with happinessAnd confidence that God has done an amazing thing in your life alreadyBe happy and upbeat that the day is for you and all that you lay your hands onShall indeed lead to prosperity. It is your day, it is your month, it is your year

Good morning to you

15 You are among one of the special people chose by God for greatness this yearYour blessings are already wrapped for you and in due time will be shared to your doorstepYou are among those special people that will sing a song of praise this morningThat is what God has planned for you and so shall it be

Good morning and have a great day at work

16 You crave for a miracle and it shall locate youYou pray for blessings and it shall meet you on your wayYou pray for multiple praises and it shall never depart from your mouthYou pray for contentment and everything will begin to work for your goodIt is your time to be great and it is your time to shine

Good morning dear, have a wonderful day ahead

17 As you step into the morning, all that you have requested from God shall be grantedYour heart desires will be given to you by the almighty GodFailure shall never be your portionSuccess will locate you in everything you doYou will have every opportunity to smile and be grateful to God today

Good morning and God be with you

18 As you open your eyes today, blessings are already waiting for you.All you need do is get the bed and walk gallantly into your gloryYou are the son/ daughter of God and he has promised to bless you beyond your wildest imaginations.

Good morning and have a nice day.

19 Every word that comes your mouth today is stamped with authority by GodEvery good morning prayer of request on your mouth today is answered by GodEvery one of your heart desires will definitely come into fruition this morningYour day is here already

Good morning and have the most exciting day ahead

20 The morning is here already and this is the right time to dance into your wealthThe day has started and the time for your blessings is now upon youThe Lord will bless you in such a way that you will be shockedIt is your day and your morning, take all positives and be grateful for another opportunity to be alive

Good morning friends and have an amazing day ahead.

Powerful good morning prayer messages that are excellent for loved ones

21 He is the one that brings the glorious mornings to you. He gives you peace and grace. He wakes you up in the morning and gets you to bed at night. Isn’t he a great God? Appreciate him today and love him always. Good morning to you. have a blessed day.

22 He is the Lord our God and he has given us light to deal with the darkness in our lives. may his light never depart from you today and forever. Good morning, have a great day.

23 He is the most wonderful God, the one who restores life to us. he is the lord that gives us peace whenever we request for it from him. He is the lord that blesses each and everyone of us. Isn’t that enough for you to appreciate God this morning?

24 God will continue to bless you keep you harm’s way. Your next days on earth will be better than all your previous days. May you find favour and grace during your going out and coming in. May your life be filled with happiness that will make even the saddest person in life happy. Good morning dear, have an amazing day.

25 Do not look back that past mistakes you have made. Do not start a new day with the bad experiences of yesterday. Rather be renewed in spirit and appreciate God for having brought you thus far. Good morning and have a great day.

26 You will find happiness in all your endeavours, and this happiness will surround you that air that we breathe in. The sky will remain blue for you to achieve all you want to achieve in this life. God will never leave nor forsake you. Good morning and have a great day.

27 I pray everyday for you that God grants you a heart of gold because that is who you are.. may your days exude bright lights to illuminate other people’s lives. Good morning and have a glorious day ahead.

28 You can never really find happiness by being happy. You can truly find happiness when you show it to other people. You can be happy by making other people happy.  When you show happiness to others, the happiness immediately transfers back to you. Exude joy and happiness wherever you do. Have a great morning.

29 May this day bring you all the joy that you need to pass through the coming months. Good morning dear.

30 I pray that God bless your day and keep you safe from dangerous situations. may this new day be better than the days before. have a blissful work day. Good morning.

Short morning prayer to send to friends

31 My prayer for you is that you get to know the length, breadth, and width of the love God has for you. Good morning to you, I hope you have a stress free day.

32 Remember that with God everything is possible, just trust and believe in him and he will make everything bow for you. Good morning.

33 God will open your heart to the truth, increase your heart with affection, increase your courage level and forgive you all your sins so that your sins won’t hamper the great place he is taking you too. have a beautiful morning and may God be with you.

34 I sent you a morning prayer because you make my mornings beautiful. Good morning.

35 I pray that God forgives you of all your mistakes and allow you to try to be better yet again. I know he has answered my prayers so go ahead and do what you need to do. Good morning dear. Have a great day.

36 I prayed that God should minister to your heavy heart and make you happy and smile again. I pray that he shows you how to deal with terrible situations as they happen and that he grants you the strength to deal and to keep believing in him.

37 If your spirit is crushed, believe that the Lord will rescue you and make you whole again.  his plans for you are of good and not of evil. He will give you the hope and future you need for a better tomorrow. Good morning dear.

38 The Lord will heal all that is meant to be healed in you. He will be with you all through the morning and night and will save you from more afflictions. All you need to do is just believe and trust in him. He is a great God that loves you and he will answer your prayers.

39 Go with God this morning. Your success is a certainty.

40 Remember to go after the kingdom of God above everything else,  and he will provide you with everything according to his riches in glory.

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Does Prayer Work?

Prayer For Friends at Work
By:  Joel Lindsey

Prayer can be an ongoing conversation with God, but does it make any difference?

When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.Lily Tomlin

The idea of talking to God—praying—is kind of weird, isn’t it?

Usually when you talk to someone, you can hear his or her response to you. But prayer is different. Prayer looks you’re basically just talking to yourself.

How do you talk with someone who doesn’t necessarily talk back—audibly, at least? And if you believe that God not only listens to prayers but answers them too, how do you distinguish your own thoughts and feelings from God’s answers?

Then there’s the really big question: Does prayer even work?

What’s the point of praying if God already knows the future, orchestrates what’s going to happen, and knows what we need? And yet, billions of people all over the world practice some form of prayer. Why bother if it doesn’t make a difference?

Why Bother?

Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and adherents to many other religions share a common thread of prayer.

For instance, Buddhists believe not so much in praying to an external god but in praying to awaken their own abilities buried deep within. Muslims believe that their prayers, which are required five times a day, are a reminder of God and a calling to a greater purpose beyond themselves.

Christians, too, believe that prayer can powerfully change lives, that it should be practiced regularly, and that it can help us refocus our priorities. Christianity further teaches that prayer also has the ability to dramatically affect the world and influence how God chooses to interact with humanity.2

But how does that work? If God is a supreme, omnipotent being, won’t he work out his purposes however he wants? It seems unly that our measly little prayers would affect his plans.

Many Christians would describe it this: In mysterious but sovereign ways, God has decided to allow prayer to influence and accomplish his will. He chose prayer as the means through which to involve his followers in his plan. Prayer is one way God accomplishes his purposes in, through, and surrounding the one who prays.

A Changed Heart

Many of us pray to God as if he were a genie in a bottle. We hope that, if we’re lucky, he’ll hear us and act according to our wishes.

However, many faiths, including Christianity, paint a deeper and more intimate portrait of prayer. Rather than using God as a means to an end, within prayer God is the end. The believer prays, trusting in the character and power of God.

One of the chief purposes of prayer, then, is to transform the heart of the person praying to more closely resemble the heart of God. It’s not so much about getting tangible “results” from God. It is rather an opportunity to know God more fully, to better understand what he wants of each of us, and to establish a lifelong relationship.

Prayer is a lifestyle of humble dependence, of living in community and harmony with God, the source of life.

Ask and It Will Be Given

This is not to say that there’s no place for making specific, personal requests for God’s direction and provision. In speaking to his disciples about prayer, Jesus said:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!3

According to these verses, prayer is an opportunity to approach the greatest father of all time and openly express our needs and desires and directly ask for help.

But how could God, an entity massive enough to create the universe, really care about the little details of my tiny life?

This is the heart of the Christian message—God cares so deeply about each one of us that he has provided a way for us to have an authentic, intimate relationship with him. Prayer is one of the incredible blessings of the Christian faith, for the more we believe, the more God reveals himself.

Building Trust

anything worthwhile, prayer is a process. It takes time, commitment, and discipline.4 Prayer is not meant to happen only in times of desperation. It is meant to be an ongoing conversation.

And that’s where it gets fascinating. As someone invests in and becomes more comfortable with prayer, one of the ways in which it “works” is in the growing trust that person gains.

Praying people have reported miracles and answers to prayers that they never would have imagined and certainly couldn’t have created on their own. They believe that prayer made the difference.

Imagine a miracle that you would to see—maybe the healing of sick relative, the repairing of a broken relationship, or the redeeming of a seemingly hopeless situation. Could prayer be your answer? Could miracles become your experience?

  • Copy the following code and paste it into your website's code to display this article on your site. By:  Joel Lindsey © ExploreGod.com Prayer can be an ongoing conversation with God, but does it make any difference? When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.Lily TomlinThe idea of talking to God—praying—is kind of weird, isn’t it?Usually when you talk to someone, you can hear his or her response to you. But prayer is different. Prayer looks you’re basically just talking to yourself.How do you talk with someone who doesn’t necessarily talk back—audibly, at least? And if you believe that God not only listens to prayers but answers them too, how do you distinguish your own thoughts and feelings from God’s answers?Then there’s the really big question: Does prayer even work?What’s the point of praying if God already knows the future, orchestrates what’s going to happen, and knows what we need? And yet, billions of people all over the world practice some form of prayer. Why bother if it doesn’t make a difference?

    11 Special Prayers For Friends

    Prayer For Friends at Work

    When a friend is in need, the best thing you can do is get on your knees and pray to the Lord for their relief or healing. These special prayers for friends will offer them the encouragement and healing they need to find peace.

    Prayer #1

    Dear heavenly Father, You created us to be social beings and You designed us to build up special relationships and friendships with those that pass along our way – sometimes family members and at other times strangers that simply walk into our lives or cross our path.. and who remain bound up with us for the rest of our time on earth.

    Lord I lift up those who do not have any special friend or who desire to have someone significant or important in their lives – not simply as a marriage partner but a friend, a kindred spirit – a special person with whom they can build up a trusting relationship, and who will share in their joys as well as their sorrows.

    Look down in pity on those that have such a longing in their hearts and give them the desire of their heart we pray.. so that together they can encourage and edify each other in the faith, and unite together in praise and worship with the God who in His loving-kindness drew them into each others lives.

    We ask this in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

    Prayer #2

    Heavenly Father I lift up my dear friend who has contracted a serious illness – and Lord You know better than I the difficulties and problems that this is causing.

    Help us all to turn to You in this time of deep distress and surround my dear friend I pray, with Your comforting arms of blessing and pour into all our hearts Your peace that passes understanding.

    Strengthen our hearts, and calm the fears of all concerned, with the blessed hope that we all have in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Lord I place the life of my dear friend into Your safekeeping and pray that Your hand of blessing would carry us all through the coming days and weeks – and Lord I ask that Your healing touch would be upon this dear one, whom we all love so deeply.

    Lord Your healing hand has not lost its power and Your arm has not lost its strength – and so we pray that You would reach out and flood healing into the broken body of our friend and that You would bring wholeness to their soul – and Lord, we do praise You that no matter what the outcome may be, YOUR grace is sufficient for all our needs and that Your love for each of us has not diminished of any of its grace.

    Comfort and bless this dear friend of ours and may each of us know with assurance that You are in control, and that nothing can happen of which you are unaware – we pray in Jesus name, Amen.

    Prayer #3

    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. Amen.

    Prayer #4

    Loving Father I have a friend whose character is being attacked and falsities are being said about them. I am concerned for them as this is a difficult and painful thing to face but I am also concerned that the worry of all that is going on in their life will be detrimental to their health.

    I pray that You will give my friend Your peace that surpasses comprehension and that in Your time and Your way You will diffuse this unpleasant attack. Amen

    Prayer #5

    Lord – thank You for friends and friendships and for the wonderful way that we have been designed by You to interact and compliment each other and to be there to quietly support and encourage in times of sadness as well as joy. Father I do thank You for this very special friend that you brought into my life at a time when he was most needed and for the close bond of fellowship that has been growing between us ever since.

    Lord I lift up this treasured friend of mine and thank You for the great blessing that he has been in my life and for the wisdom and discernment that You have been gracious to bestow on him.

    I praise You for the way that You have been using and moulding him, training and equipping him, preparing and strengthening him to carry out Your plans and purposes in his life to – Your praise and glory.

    Thank You for his faithful witness, personal testimony, understanding heart and spirit of encouragement.. and thank You Father for the unique contribution he is making to the furtherance of Your kingdom. May he grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus and may he be enfolded in Your love and peace and hear You say, well done good and faithful servant, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

    Prayer #6

    Heavenly Father how good it is when Christian brothers and sisters live and grow together in union with each other and in love with the Lord Jesus. I thank You for every member of our church and the friendships that have developed between us.

    May we individually and collectively be filled day by day with a knowledge of You and may we all grow together in love and be filled with all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that together we may walk worthily of the Lord and live godly in Christ Jesus.

    Keep us from all foolish arguments or bitternesses, which can so often destroy the gracious fellowship that You desire of all Your children. Bind us together in love, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and give each one the gifts and graces that are needed and as You see fit.. so that together we may minister to each other as we unite together to worship You. We as this in Jesus name, Amen.

    Prayer #7

    Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You with a heart – broken and full of sadness, knowing that my dear friend has gradually been drawn back into the world and seems to have forgotten the commitment that they made to Christ, some time ago, and all that He has done at Calvary to save us from our sins.

    Father I neither know what to say or what to do to help, but we seem to be drifting further and further apart, almost to the point that there is a barrier erected between us. Oh Lord my heart is so sad and I ask You in Your grace and mercy to help in this time of need. Look down on this dear friend and I pray that you would reach down and turn their hearts back to You.

    Lord I know that this must grieve Your heart so much more than mine and so, by Your grace.. I pray that whatever it takes that You would draw them back to Yourself – I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, who died that we both might live.. bring back this straying sheep to Your fold and into Your arms of love – I pray in Jesus name, Amen

    Prayer #8

    Dear Lord, I praise and thank You for my special friend and the bond of friendship that has developed between us.

    Lord it reminds me of the precious closeness that David had with Jonathan or of the deep affection that Ruth and Naomi built up between them, and I thank You from the bottom of my heart for this dear one that has become so special to me – particularly at this time of my life.

    Lord I lift up my dear friend to You and pray Your grace and love would surround and protect them and that showers of Your blessings would descend upon them. Lord I pray that they may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and I ask that they draw ever closer to You with Your unbreakable cords of love and grace.

    Strengthen and encourage, and unite us together more and more as together we become increasingly rooted and grounded in You and to Your glory. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Saviour, Amen.

    Prayer #9

    Thank You Lord for the blessing of friendship and for the circle of love that surrounds all those that trusts in Your name. Thank You for the gift of fellowship and for the bonding of all those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus as their Saviour.

    Thank You for the blessings we enjoy and for the love and grace that flows a river between us – when our hearts have been made clean before the Lord and we look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Help us to laugh with those that laugh, to weep with those that mourn – to celebrate with those who are joyful and to comfort those that need us to share in their pain.

    Build us up in a bond of love and friendship. Protect and provide for those friends of ours that are needy. Nourish and enrich all our lives with the Word of truth and the Gospel of grace and may we grow ever closer to each other and to You, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

    Prayer #10

    Dear Heavenly Lord, I thank You for my place of work and I come to You today to lift up each of my friends at work, in prayer to You. Lord I know that there is nothing that is a mistake or a coincidence in Your economy and I believe that You have placed me there for a specific purpose – help me to find that purpose out, in the lives of all with whom I work.

    Help me Lord to demonstrate Your grace and friendliness towards my friends at work and may I conduct myself in a godly and friendly manner towards each and every one. Help me also to be able to share Your word at my work and be ready and willing to give an answer for what I believe.

    Lord You know each of these friend at work so much better than I do and You know the hurts and the pain that each one is carrying – put Your words in my mouth so that I may speak into whatever situation is heavy on their heart and may You use my simple witness to speak words of comfort and help to those in need.

    And Lord I pray that Jesus Himself may be glorified in my life – such that many come to see their need of Jesus as their Saviour.. in Whose name we pray, Amen.

    Prayer #11

    Lord,

    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. Amen.

    Check out this video of an amazing sermon from Dr. Stanley where he discusses the importance of having relationships with others as Christians.

    About the Author of this Blog Post
    Crystal Ayres has served as our editor-in-chief for the last five years. She is a proud veteran, wife and mother. The goal of ConnectUs is to publish compelling content that addresses some of the biggest issues the world faces. If you would to reach out to contact Crystal, then go here to send her a message.

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