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25 Uplifting Prayer For Friends in Need

Prayer For Friends
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The prayer for friends, allows us to remember and place before God one of the most beautiful gifts that a person can give and receive, a friend is very important for a person, because with them they share experiences, and daily life, and create a link that can last a lifetime, so it is important to present it before God.

That is why the Bible teaches about how important friends and friendships are, that they create a bond with other people around them, who can become those people who accompany people in difficult or joyful moments, but always they are there unconditionally.

The Value of Friends

When talking about friends or friendship, this refers to the bond that is created by two people or a group.

They become a relationship where trust, affection, loyalty, and respect are developed.

And it is received reciprocally among all members of the relationship, as it is very important for the social life of all people.

Need for affection

Every human being as a social being from birth needs the affection of the people around them.

In the same way, the care that is perfected between the groups is developed.

When those people or friends with whom they have that empathy are chosen, friendship is born from there in the lives of human beings.

Friends or friendship is one of the components that make up the life of any person.

This favours interpersonal development and mental health, allowing the creation of effective relationships.

Being significant for the social development of people, which will evolve over the years.

• “At all times a friend loves; to help in adversity a brother was born” (Proverbs 17:17)

• “The man who has friends must show himself a friend, And a friend sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).

Emotional development

Having friends fosters a sense of belonging in people, who develop a great emotional value.

This will allow them to have empathy with people, integrating themselves into their environment, and they will have a close relationships that will increase the self-esteem and motivation of any human being.

It is for this reason that friends are the most positive relationships anyone can have.

Friends create human meaning by having a person by their side unconditionally.

And so you can feel company and support in any circumstance you live, having a genuine and very valuable relationship for your life.

 

25  Prayers for Friends

PRAYER FOR FRIENDS

The prayer for friends should be developed by all people to ask God for their lives.

They can be kept from all evil and above all they can receive God’s revelation in their lives.

Here are 25 examples of this type of sentence:

1. Prayer for Friends in need

My dear Lord God Almighty,

thank you I give you for life for your mercy for this new dawn that you present to me.
Thank you because I can see your wonders and all the gifts that you have arranged for those of us who love you.

Today I thank you in a special way for all my friends that you have put for my good and well-being, although some do not know you as the Almighty God.
Today I believe that you have put them in my path so that they may know the truth, and I declare that this prayer comes before your altar with a divine purpose of liberation.

Be your my Lord working in their lives, I declare today that according to your divine purpose the Holy Spirit of God can take their thoughts, their actions.
That every day they can be convicted of the actions they may be committing, wrongly in front of you. I establish that their lives are transformed by your presence.

That every time we talk about your Word or something related to you, my God, they can be ready to listen.
Above all, they can receive everything that comes from heaven, and they can be those servants of yours that you love so much.

Father, I believe what the Bible says that your word is alive and effective, and will give the result for which it has been launched. That is to say, it will not return empty but will bear fruit a hundredfold, declaring that all my friends will serve you and honour you according to their heavenly purpose.

That’s why I thank you because this prayer comes before your altar and you will fulfil this longing that I have in my heart.
That all my friends can share faith in you, that they can give the revealed word of the sacred scriptures.

I declare that they walk respecting your statutes, and above all, they can receive the gift of salvation.

I raise my hands before you thankful Lord that your purpose will be fulfilled in the lives of my friends, just as it is being fulfilled in me, Believing that we can all be used by you to carry your Word, for your glory and honour.

That’s why I thank you Lord because I know that this prayer comes before your altar and you will fulfil this desire of my heart. I know that God is also your longing because you want everyone to come to genuine repentance before you.

Today I declare it in the powerful name of your beloved son Jesus. Amen.

2. Prayer for a Friend’s Healing

Heavenly Father,

It is so hard to watch _________ suffer. It doesn’t seem fair for her to have to endure so much pain. Even though I am powerless, I believe that you are powerful and capable of stepping into this situation and completely altering the outcome. In faith, I am responding to the promises in your word that you listen to our prayers and those prayers can make her well. So, I am bringing my friend before you to ask for your healing touch in her life. Thank you for the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal healing, but I am asking you to provide healing for her on this side of heaven. Amen.

3. Prayer for A Friend Who is Hurting

Dear God, Our hearts are burdened for our friends who are hurting right now. We ask that you would be their comforter, that you would cover them with your infinite grace and mercy, surrounding them in peace during this dark season. We pray for fresh grace, for renewed strength, for your goodness and mercy over their lives today.

We thank you that you alone are our refuge and strong tower. We thank you that no matter what we face, you are still on the throne, you are still in control, and nothing can ever stand against you. Thank you that you hold the victory in this world, and you have promised in your Word that you will be with us through any hardship we may face.

We know that only in you do we have the hope to face dark and uncertain times, for our future is held secure through the gift of Christ. We ask for you to extend your hope and compassion to our loved ones right now. In these days when they’re struggling, or seem to have lost their way at times, would you please remind them that you are still here. With them. Close. That you are bigger than this storm they’re facing, and you promise to hold them secure. All these burdens we carry for our friend today, we lay at your feet, Lord. We give them to you, and we thank you that you hear our prayers and are at work on their behalf even now.

4. A Healing Prayer for a Sick Friend

Lord Jesus, thank you that you love [name of the person who needs healing]. I know that you hate what their illness is doing to them/me. I ask, in the name of Jesus, that you would heal this disease, that you would have compassion and bring healing from all sickness.

Your word says in Psalm 107:19-20 that when we call out to you the Eternal one you will give the order, heal and rescue us from certain death. In the Bible, I have read of miraculous healing and I believe that you still heal the same way today. I believe that there is no illness you cannot heal after all the bible tells of you raising people from the dead so I ask for your healing in this situation.

I also know from my experience of life on earth that not everyone is healed if that happens here then keep my heart soft towards you, help me to understand your plan and help me to be excited about heaven.

Lord Jesus, thank you that our hope for healing is in you. If there are doctors or treatments that you would want to use to heal this disease I pray that you would guide [name of the person who needs healing] to them. I ask for wisdom and discernment about which treatments to pursue.

God, I thank you that [name of the person who needs healing] belongs to you and that you are in control of everything that happens from our first breath to our last sigh. Amen.

 

5. A Prayer for Your Friend’s Loss of a Loved One

Father God, I lift up my friend who is mourning a loved one. I ask that You would bring her comfort in the midst of this life-shaking event. Thank you for Your promise to walk with and even carry her as she travels through the darkness of grief. Let her not be overcome with sadness, as those who have no hope, but to be strengthened by an awareness of Your presence. Protect her heart and mind. I pray a sense of calm would take hold, even while emotions around her run high, and that the peace you give her would overflow onto those nearby.

Father, You know just what will minister the most to my friend spiritually and emotionally right now. Gently lead her to find the right balance of being alone and being with others. Speak to her through Scripture. Show her Your love through the words and actions of someone else. Help her find moments of solace in the natural world You’ve created. Thank You for being the God of all comfort, the One who holds us in Your hand. It says in Your Word that one day there will be no more death. But for now, I praise You for holding my friend close and giving her rest.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

6. An Encouraging Prayer for a Friend

Dear Lord,
I pray for my friend right now. I pray that you will help them with the struggles they are going through in this season. For you know exactly what they need in this moment. Draw near to them and let them feel your presence. Open their eyes, ears, and hearts to you. Help them have the discernment to hear your voice as you lead them in their next steps. Speak to them as they read your word and bring verses of encouragement and comfort to their attention. I pray that you will calm any fear or anxiety they may be feeling. Replace it with the confidence to obey your word and to trust you. I pray that your guidance will be clear to them from this day forward. In your name, I pray. Amen.

 

7. A Prayer for God’s Presence

Thank you, God, that you are with us always, that your presence is mighty, and you hear our prayers on behalf of those we love. We ask that you would show yourself strong on their behalf. Remind them that nothing is too difficult for you, and you are leading them through this difficult time, covering them in your care. We know and believe beyond any doubt, that your power and love will never fail.

You are always trustworthy. You are all-powerful. You are fully able. You are Lord over every situation no matter how difficult it may seem. You are our healer and will never waste the pain we carry today. You promise to use all things for good in some way, because you are a God of miracles and nothing is too difficult for you.

Thank you that you fight for us, even when we can’t see all that you’re doing, even when we can’t fully understand your ways. We know that nothing can ever separate us from your great love and care, and our loved ones are safe in your hands. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

8. A Prayer for A Friend’s Salvation

Sovereign Lord, We thank You that at the beginning You spoke into the darkness and created heaven and earth.  If all creation responds to Your voice, if the winds move and the mountains shake at Your command, how can we doubt that You are the Creator, the ruler of all?

Thank you for the life of my friend. Please open his eyes, Lord, that he may see Your presence, just like You opened the eyes of Elisha’s servant and he saw the hills covered by horses and chariots of heavenly fire.

Help my friend to see what l see when l look upon Your face, precious Lord, for You are worthy to be honoured. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

9. A Prayer for Peace of Mind

Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you.

Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all-around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.

Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, in businesses and in everything we lay our hands on. Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

10. Prayer for a Friend Struggling With Faith

Merciful Lord and Savior, We thank You that You never loosen Your hold on us, no matter what we are going through, for You are always faithful, even when we are not.

As You know Lord, my friend has decided that she doesn’t want to walk with You anymore. I pray that this change of heart is temporary and that like the prodigal son, she will make her way back home to You, where You will welcome her back with open arms.

We thank You that with You we will always find grace. And, that we will always belong to You, and You to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

11. A Prayer for Broken Friendship

Lord, today I come to you hurting. This wound from a friend is almost more than I can bear. I feel broken hearted, and I want justice. Lord, I know that justice is not mine to give, so I come to you open handed. Here is the friendship that has wounded me so much, Lord- take this hurt from me, help me feel your peace and your love toward me now.

I don’t want to extend grace. But I know you have been so gracious toward me- all my life you have lavished grace on me as I’ve sinned against you. Help me be humble. Help me see my part to play. Help me give grace and love toward my friend.

Soften my friend’s heart toward me now- let them return grace to me too. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

12. Prayer for a Friend’s Wedding & Marriage

Father in Heaven, thank You for this husband, ______, and wife, _______, and their commitment to Christian marriage. As we look ahead, we pray that their future will never lack the convictions that make a marriage strong.

Bless this husband, ______. Bless him as provider and protector. Sustain him in all the pressures that come with the task of stewarding a family. May his strength be his wife’s boast and pride, and may he so live that his wife may find in him the haven for which the heart of a woman truly longs.

Bless this wife, ______. Give her a tenderness that makes her great, a deep sense of understanding, and a strong faith in You. Give her that inner beauty of a soul that never fades, that eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age. May she so live that her husband may be pleased to reverence her in the shrine of his heart.

Teach them that marriage is not living for each other. It is two people uniting and joining hands to serve You. Give them a great spiritual purpose in life. May they seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, knowing that You will sustain them through all of life’s challenges.

May they minimize each other’s weaknesses and be swift to praise and magnify each other’s strengths so that they might view each other through a lover’s kind and patient eyes. Help them every day to be kind and gentle, more like You. Give them a little something to forgive each day, that their love might learn to be long-suffering.

Bless them and develop their characters as they walk together with You. Give them enough hurts to keep them humane, enough failures to keep their hands clenched tightly in Yours, and enough of success to make them sure they walk with You throughout all of their life.

May they never take each other’s love for granted but always experience that breathless wonder that exclaims, “Out of all this world, you have chosen me.” Then, when life is done and the sun is setting, may they be found then as now, still hand in hand, still very proud, still thanking You for each other.

May they travel together as friends and lovers, brother and sister, husband and wife, father and mother, and as servants of Christ until He shall return or until that day when one shall lay the other into the arms of God. This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Great Lover of our souls. Amen.

 

13. Prayer of Blessing Over Those You Love

Thank you for your great love and blessing over our lives. Thank you that your favor has no end, but it lasts for our entire lifetime. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting that you are intimately acquainted with all of our ways, that you know what concerns us, and you cover us, as with a shield. We ask for your guidance so that we might walk fully in your blessing and goodness today. We ask that your face would shine on us. That you would open the right doors for our lives and for our loved ones, that you would close the wrong doors and protect us from those we need to walk away from. Establish the work of our hands and bring to fulfilment all that you have given us to do in these days. We pray that you would make our way purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice, and make us strong by your huge favour and grace.

 

14.  Prayer for a Friend’s Job

Dear Lord,
I pray over my friend right now. I pray that you will lead and guide her on her search for a new job. You know what she needs in hours, salary and benefits. I pray for your provision in the perfect position for her in your perfect timing. Help her to be patient and not let the enemy discourage her. Also help me to be as encouraging and supportive as I can possibly be as her friend, in both the ups and downs. In your name, I pray. Amen.

 

15. A Prayer for a Friend Who Is Moving

Dear Lord,
I pray over my friend right now. I pray that you will help him as he gets settled in his new city. Help him settle into his new job and his new home. Help him learn where things are located. I pray for your provision in a church family for him and new friends. Ease any nervousness or anxiety and replace these feelings with your peace and comfort. Guide him in his journey from this day forward. In your name, I pray. Amen.

 

16. Prayer for Trust

Heavenly Father, my instinct is to rush in and make plans, especially if someone I care about has made mistakes. Remind me of that chalk line around my feet, Lord. Show me when I start to step outside of my assignment. Give me the courage to trust You and allow You to work in this person’s heart and life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

17. A Prayer to See God Working

Lord, I pray that You will open __________ eyes to see You and follow You. Even though I might not see You working, I know You are. I believe, and I will not give up hope. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

18. Prayer for friends at work

Blessed God creator of Heaven and earth, I thank you for your love, your fidelity, for your mercies that are renewed every day in my favour, and I can see it reflected by the opportunity to see the sunrise.

On this day and like prayer so that it comes before your holy throne and I can see fulfilled what my heart longs for.
Today I bow before your presence to ask for my friends at work, those people you have allowed to be my colleagues. I have a lot of affection for them, and I ask that everything they want to do can see it fulfilled, that their plans, goals and dreams be granted by you Lord.
Today I cry out to you for their lives so that it may be you transforming them, that they may change their thoughts and their ways of acting.

Declaring that the veil that separates him from you today is removed, and that they will recognize that you are the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, that everything they have is owed to you. I believe that through this prayer my friends will be able to receive a special visitation from your Holy Spirit.

There is repentance of their bad steps and they can receive liberation from their souls, which have been captive as a result of sin and the works of the flesh.

Dear Father, I understand that all the things we experience have a purpose, and at this moment I raise this prayer for love to all my friends and co-workers, declaring that there is a divine purpose in which I am in that place since I have given them your word and I trust that it will have the effect for which it has been given.

Your word tells me that your word will not return empty but will give the effect according to which it was given. I declare that every opportunity I have given a word directed by the Holy Spirit will give the result for which it has been given, I believe that all of them will serve you, and declare that Jesus is the only king and their personal Savior.

That is why I thank you Lord because prayer has power, and through it today I am crying out for all my friends, declaring and establishing that none of them will depart, but will be your servants for the honour and glory of your holy name.

Dear God, I thank you because I know that your prayer is coming before your altar, and I will see each of my requests fulfilled, Because according to your holy and powerful will it will be done, declaring that all my friends will be ministers of your word, today I declare it in the name of Jesus” Amen.

 

19. A Prayer for Strength and Wisdom

Thank you, Lord, for being there for my friend and allowing me to cry out to you in my times of need on their behalf.

It is amazing to me that the Lord of the Universe would take time to listen to me and to care about what I say.

God, there are things happening around my friend right now that I do not understand. Some of these things make her feel weak, helpless and afraid. Even in the midst of this, help her know that you are the Lord. I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You.

I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that she would be able to endure this situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name.vIn Jesus name. Amen.

 

20. Praying for a Struggling Friend

Lord, I come before you today knowing that all power is in Your hand. I know that you are the Lord and that you care for your people. Right now, my friend is struggling with a difficult trial. I can see her strength is faltering, Lord, and know that you have all of the strength that she needs.

I pray that you will reach down and touch her right now wherever she is at this moment. Let your presence fill the room where she is and let her feel an extra portion of your strength that can help her to get through this day. She needs you now, Lord, and I thank you in advance for meeting her where she is and shoring up her strength during this difficult time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

21. A Reconciliation Prayer Between Friends

Lord God, You see what has happened in this friendship. Your Word teaches me that a true friend loves at all times. Oh, Father God, my heart is heavy. I ask You to search my heart and show me anything I have done that has hurt my friend’s feelings. I confess to you that at times, I have been selfish and have spoken thoughtless words. Lord, show me also where I have been guilty of taking offence. Forgive me, Lord. I praise You that You continually offer grace. I pray now Holy Spirit that You would bring healing and reconciliation to this friendship. I pray a blessing over my friend, Lord. I pray that her marriage would be blessed, that her children would thrive and that her finances would prosper. I pray favour over every aspect of her life. I pray most of all that she would be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ. That she would know the hope to which she has been called and that she would know the power of the resurrection in every area of life.

22. A Prayer for When You’re Watching a Friend Suffer

Heavenly Father,

It is so hard to watch _________ suffer. It doesn’t seem fair for her to have to endure so much pain. Even though I am powerless, I believe that you are powerful and capable of stepping into this situation and completely altering the outcome. In faith, I am responding to the promises in your word that you listen to our prayers and those prayers can make her well. So, I am bringing my friend before you to ask for your healing touch in her life. Thank you for the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal healing, but I am asking you to provide healing for her on this side of heaven. Amen.

 

23. A Prayer to Value Friendship Over Disagreement

Lord, Satan is trying with all his might to divide your house and your people. We pray Lord with all our might that we would not let that happen. That we would remember that a house divided cannot stand. Help us to be the peacemaker in our relationships, friendships, and families, without bending or compromising on the Truth. And Lord, if it must be that there are those who choose to no longer be our friends or in relationship with us, guard us against a bitter heart and remind us to pray for a softening of their heart. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

24. Prayer for friends who are sick

Dear God on this day I thank you for your favour, for your love because you are always with me. At this moment I stand before you to intercede for my friend (Name of Friend) who is ill with: (Name of Illness).

I believe in your healing power, that’s why I stand before you with my hands raised and my knees on the floor.

Good Father you are the doer of everything, your word teaches me that everything that we have to live works for good according to your divine purpose, That is why today I make this prayer before you, Father, so that you may be working in the life of my friend.

Because I am completely sure that this disease will come out by your power, to testify to your divine healing.

Blessed God I ask you at this time to be you raising his platelets, to be renewing his body, drying everything that is damaging his body.

I declare that your word becomes tangible in his body, activating the Bible code, which says in Isaiah 53:5 that by his stripes he has been healed.

I establish that his whole body comes to life today, and any condition that afflicted him completely disappears from his body.

It will be healthy without leaving future sequels that could cause the repetition of this disease.

I believe that your healing power is covering him from head to toe, and my friend will bear witness to your healing power, to your glory and honour.

I ask you Lord to be you adding in my friend the will as the doing of your holy will so that he can understand the divine purpose for which he is living this moment.

I ask you to understand what it is to see the supernatural miracle of healing in your life and to be able to serve you to bear witness that you are the only true God.

Father, I ask that this miracle be completely in his entire body, that this condition disappears from his entire organism.

Because everything you do is perfect, and it will rise up in absolute health to give you glory and honour.

Fulfilling its divine purpose on earth, since after this strong process it will be used in a special way by you Lord.

That’s why I thank you Lord because you are the one who listens to me every day, and this prayer has come before your altar because you always grant the desires of my heart.

And this that I have asked you at this moment will be done because everything we ask believing it with great faith, will be done.

For this, I praise and exalt you, because this request will be granted in due time, and I will see this request fulfilled because you listen to your children.

Today I declare it in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

 

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Bible Verses about Friendship

Many verses in the Bible talk about friendship including God’s friendship with us, how to choose our friends, and how we should interact with each other.

1. “When I was in my prime, God’s friendship was felt in my home.” Job 29:4 (NLT)

2. “I love them, but they try to bring accusations against me, even as I am praying for them!” Psalm 109:4 (NLT)

3. But I tell you this-though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. Luke 11:8 (NLT)

4. “When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes, giving him twice as much as before!” Job 42:10 (NLT)

5. “The godly give good advice to their friends, the wicked lead them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 (NLT)

6. “There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)

7. “Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” Luke 16:9 (NLT)

8. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 (NLT)

9. “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 (NLT)

10. “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” 1 John 4:11 (NLT)

 

As you can see, praying for friends allows you to consecrate your friends on the altar of God.

In this way, they can sustain the friendship, since they will be asked for what they need, and it will allow them to have that bond that unites them.

Therefore, God will work in their lives to be able to preserve that relationship in a true friendship.

In this way, praying for friends will also help strengthen interpersonal relationships, creating those alliances through empathy to strengthen each other.

In this way, to be able to remain for many years of friendship, since the power of God will move in the lives of both, being the centre that directs them for a life full of blessings.