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,