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,”
(Philippians 1:3)
“For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.”
(Philemon 1:7)
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:”
(1 Peter 4:12)
“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.”
(James 4:4)
“Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;”
(Ephesians 1:16)
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
(Proverbs 27:6)
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.”
(Psalm 118:1)
“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.”
(Romans 16:4)
“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;”
(2 Timothy 1:3)
“I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.”
(Psalm 119:63)
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,”
(Jude 1:20)
“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.”
(Daniel 2:18)
“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”
(Proverbs 27:2)
“Open rebuke is better than secret love.”
(Proverbs 27:5)
“For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;”
(Philippians 1:5)
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
(Colossians 4:2)
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
(Proverbs 18:24)
“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.”
(John 15:15)
“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.”
(James 2:23)