In this article we will look at 9 special prayers for friends that you can use in your prayer time with the Lord.
If you have a Christian friend, then you know how important it is to pray for them. Prayer is a powerful way to connect with God and help your friends to stay covered and protected! God has blessed me some wonderful friends, but it wasn’t always like that.
When I became a Christian I lost all my friends. In that season I prayed and prayed God would bring be godly friends that loved Him. And sure enough He began to bring those people into my life. Some I have known for 20 years and love them dearly.
Whether you are praying for friends to come into your life, or praying for a specific friend. My hope and prayer is that these prayers would be a helpful guide for you. I do want to encourage you that as you pray to make sure that your prayers are specific to your needs and to the needs of your friend. Use names and don’t be afraid to share your feelings. The Lord loves hearing from His children.
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Prayers for Friends
A Prayer to Find Godly Friends
Almighty God thank You for godly friendships. Those relationships that encourage and provoke us to a life of godliness. Proverbs 27:17 says that as Iron sharpens Iron so does one man sharpen another. I am tired of friends who lead a life of wastefulness and recklessness. Help me to stand for what is right and to alienate myself from detrimental friendships.
God, You that know the hearts of people, protect me from swindlers and deceivers. Lord, I pray for friends who will laugh with me when I’m laughing and weep with me when I’m weeping. May I also be a godly friend to others in Jesus Name, Amen
A Prayer for Healing of Sick Friend
My Great Physician, I am scared because of my friend’s sickness. They are feeling powerless and we are all scared of the situation. But we also realize that Your power is present for all situations. I pray that You bring them relief during such a time of pain. Grant them healing and let them have their strength once again. Your Word tells us that by Your stripes You received on Calvary we can ask for healing.
Lord, I stand on Your Word and redeem Your promise for healing. Help them to realize that they cannot heal themselves unless they turn to You. Please heal my friend’s sickness and bring whole restoration. In Jesus Name I pray Amen.
A Prayer for my Best Friend
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your love that is offered to us all unconditionally. Your love that carries us when we are weak and guides us through all the seasons of our lives and inspires our hearts everyday. We thank You for this precious gift of friendship and love. Today I pray for my best friend.
Thank You for the joy of friendship. Thank You for the intimacy and security found in love. I ask that You bless them and help them to be loyal, generous and trustworthy before You. Pour Your blessings that have no end in their life and comfort them in times of trouble. So that nothing in their life will steal their joy and love for You. Be their shield in everything that they do. Thank You for their presence in my life.
A Prayer for Strength for a Friend
Today as I stand in the gap in my friend’s life I am amazed by Your love. You created the universe and You still take time to listen to us when we pray. Lord, I don’t understand all that is happening in my friend’s life but I know that the situation is in Your hands and You will bring victory to their direction in the Name of Jesus.
Bless my friend with renewed strength. Just like You opened the womb of Hannah and wiped all her tears, do the same for (mention their name). Help them to face these present pains with strength. May he/she depend on Your greatness and Your guiding light out of this darkness. Amen
A Prayer for Friends Success
I confess that (insert name) is successful. May the hand of the Lord be strong against their enemies. May they succeed so that all that sees them would bless the Lord. May the Lord make a way for them even where there seems to be no way. May they walk in the highway of blessings and may their little efforts yield great results in Jesus Name. Let their mouths shout with songs of victory.
I pray that my friend will rise victoriously above everything that confounds them. I pray that no matter the hardships, praise for the most high shall not depart from their lips. May they flourish and succeed in everything they put their hands to do. Let them escape from the snare of the fowler and every trap of the enemy in Jesus Name, Amen.
A Prayer for a Friend to Have Courage in a Difficult Time
Lord, at this moment my friend is not very strong, I bring him/her before You. He/she doesn’t have the strength to rise up again because of the difficult time he/she is going through. For You have promised to make rivers in the desert, I know that there is nothing too hard for You. I ask for courage where it is absent. I ask for wisdom where fear is full. And I pray for patience and hope when they are filled with anxiety.I pray that You give them boldness to stand up for what is right and to believe Your Word despite the difficulties. Amen.
A Prayer for a Friend’s Happiness
Lord, let nothing steal the joy of (insert name). Let their mouth be continually filled with testimonies. May they be like the trees planted by the riverside; flourishing in season and out of season. May the light of the Lord shine upon them so that they would know the joy of a better tomorrow than yesterday. Father, I ask that You would fill my friend’s heart with joy unspeakable. May the celebrations in his/her household never cease. As he/she calls upon in prayer, please answer them swiftly and give them reasons to smile and to laugh.
A Miracle Prayer for a Friend in Need
Thank You Jesus for the many miracles You have done in my life. In the book of John, You changed water into wine. And scripture is full of such examples of instances when You did the impossible. Father, my friend needs a miracle. We have tried science, politics and people’s wisdom and it has all failed. All people are saying that he/she is in an impossible situation. But Lord when I read Your Word it reminds me that what is impossible for man is not hard for God. Father, if You could bring the dead back to life and heal the lepers then the condition and the circumstances of my friend are small in comparison to what You can do. Thank You, Jesus for providing a miracle for my friend’s situation. Amen.
A Prayer for Encouragement for a Friend
Almighty Encourager, I thank You for Your unending hope. I pray that my friend will find encouragement despite all that has happened in his/her life. Remind him/her that nothing is impossible with You and You can get him/her out of any situation. Let his/her latter glory surpass the former and let his/her tomorrow be better than yesterday.
May he/she advance spiritually, physically, financially and emotionally.I decree that he/she is moving out of stagnancy. God, You alone know exactly what (insert name) needs. All we can do is speculate. I pray that You will pull him/her close to You and encourage him/her. Replace his/her fear with confidence, his/her anxiety with encouragement and his/her pain and with Your comfort in Jesus Name, Amen
Well, there you have it! We have gone over 9 prayers for friends and I hope one of them resonated with your heart. And may God bless you for praying and covering a friend in prayer. A good friend is a friend who prays for them.
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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