11 Special Prayers For Friends

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 like 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


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.

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