Prayer Of Gratitude For My Friends

Heavenly Father, how gracious You are to bring into my life my many precious friends - all of which have become so special to me in their own individual and unique way.
 
I feel so blessed to be surrounded with so many dear people that I love and care for, and for the knowledge that they also love and care for me too – and thank You for the support that I have so often received from different ones , during those times of difficulty and pain.
 
Thank You also for the valuable lessons that I have learned through… some of which have been very difficult, and yet I have been have enabled through their loving support and encouragement to grow spiritually and emotionally – and gain wisdom and insight in so many important ways.
 
Help me to be the sort of friend that is always there for others. An ear to listen, a hand to help and a heart to comfort – and help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Saviour, Lord Jesus, so that I me be His hand, His ear, His heart and His comfort to the many precious people that You have place in my life, in Jesus name I pray,
 
Amen

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,”
“For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.”
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:”
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;”
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.”
“Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.”
“I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;”
“I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.”
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”
“That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.”
“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”
“Open rebuke is better than secret love.”
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;”
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
“Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
“And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
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