Prayer for a friend


We say a prayer for a friend because they fill our lives with love and kindness, they are with us when times are good and when we are troubled.

The bible has many passages about friendship and how to treat your friends and I have selected some of my favourite bible verses about friendship below that you can reflect upon.

Underneath this is a prayer for a friend for their protection and prayers for your friend’s blessings. You can read more about the importance of prayer here.


1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ephesians 4:29-32 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Job 2:11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 22:24-25 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.


Dear God,

We thank you for looking after our friends and ones we hold so dear to our heart.  Please continue to watch over them and let them find happiness and good health always.  Thank you Lord.



Dear Lord,

I come to you to pray for my friends and ask that you bless them and keep them from harm’s way always.



Dear almighty Lord,

I am grateful for this day, for the air I breathe, my health and happiness. I ask you Lord to provide the same blessings that you have bestowed upon me to my friends and family, let them have good health and happiness always.


You may now like to read about and say a prayer for family which you can find here.

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