When you want to recruit a true friend, ask God to shine His light in your heart. Don’t seek a person who can be your friend in the ways that you want. You need someone who can hear you completely, understand your soul and accept your weaknesses. Pray for attunement to God’s will so that He may continue to instill in your heart patience, kindness, empathy and forgiveness with others. Stay open and listen to His voice within you as you pray for creative ways to minister to others and even total strangers or people of whom you may not approve. Dear God, I pray for friendship. Help me to learn to be happy with myself so that friendships can happen for real. Help me not to be so afraid of the future that I fail even before I start. Give me the courage to reach out and connect. Show me ways that each day I can show genuine interest in other people, no matter who they are or where they come from. Teach me how to be a good friend and share my heart with someone else. Amen
Good things happen to those who wait. If you’re going through a difficult time in your life, today is the day that everything will change for the better. I hope that you are ready for your prayer to make true friends to come true. True friends can be hard to find. You might have some, but you might not be able to seem to summon up the courage to put them forward for all the world to see. It’s nice to know that there is a prayer that you can use when you need assistance in finding those special people who will stand behind you for good.
Apart from your family, friends are the most important people who can make or break you in this world. A friend is someone who always stands beside you during all the ups and downs of life, but somehow you don’t get time to express them how much you love by communicating to them in words. There are few prayers here which will help you to get true friends and bring true joy and happiness in your life. True friendships are invaluable. When I was 22, I had a friend that always wanted what was best for me. She always prayed for me and my family. One day I was having a conversation with her about my relationships. She prayed for me that my boyfriend and I would have a long lasting relationship and marriage. That night I found out that my boyfriend was cheating on me and we broke up.
Special Prayers For Friends
O Jesus, a true friend and companion, help me to find like-minded friends. Make my heart and spirit like yours as I meet and make new friends wherever I go. Amen.
What do you look for in a friend? Sometimes we make friends who have similar interests, tastes, employment, or even looks. One often sees friends walking together that are similar heights, weights, and even hair color.
If you are searching for a friend, if you are in need of deeper relationships, we have a prayer for you today.
David discussed his prerequisites for choosing friends in Psalm 101, and sums up his criteria thus: Faithfulness is the most important characteristic to look for. He wanted a friend who would be faithful to him. David was king at the time, so I can imagine that many people wormed their way into his life to curry his favor, but deep down, they didn’t have enough integrity of character to be brought into his inner circle.
We don’t need to bring people into the inner circle of our lives if they aren’t marked by the characteristic of faithfulness. In Psalm 101, David discusses what faithfulness looks like—and doesn’t look like. For example, an unfaithful person is one who is given to slander, talking their neighbors down, condescendingly. So if a person around David was found to slander him, that person would not have favor in David’s organization.
Faithful people are those who are honest in their dealings, and steer clear of shady business deals and perverse ideas of any sort. They are humble people, those who have tamed their pride. They are honest folk whose word can be trusted.
If you are finding yourself in a new season of life and would like to make a new friend or two, pray this plain and simple prayer with us.
I thank You that You have not called me Your servant, but rather Your friend. Thank You that Jesus modeled intimate friendship with His disciples, especially John, Peter, and James.
Lord, I am asking You to deepen my friendships. My season of life has changed, and I need an upgrade where my friends are concerned. I appreciate the friends I have had through the years, but I am longing for a godly friend who will walk with me towards the life to which Jesus has called us.
Would you please lead me to a new friend? One who fits all the criteria David outlines in Psalm 101; one who seeks Your ways? Make me worthy of one such friend by being that very kind of person myself.
How do I find a place to start learning about prayer?
The first step is to realize that prayer is nothing more than talking to God. It’s literally that simple. Maintaining a personal friendship or relationship with Jesus requires regular time together. There is no surefire method, no predetermined timetable, and no secret sauce. One can pray anywhere, at any time, and about anything.
Please follow these simple rules as we pray together.
Worship God by offering Him your complete focus and gratitude. Acknowledge His deity. Recognize and praise His dependability, goodness, power, mercy, and love. I will shout his praises from the depths of my being: “LORD, who is like you?” Who else but God protects the weak from the strong? Also, you alone protect the weak from their oppressors (Psalm 35:10).
Those who seek forgiveness from the Lord and truly repent will always find it.
Confession on a daily basis is a cleansing ritual. In addition, if we come clean to him about our wrongdoing, he is faithful and just to forgive us and wash us clean of any traces of wrongdoing. (1 John 1:9).
Count your blessings and thank God for them. All of God’s gifts, no matter how large or small, are His due. These are the advantages that are often overlooked. It’s important to express gratitude to God on a regular basis. His loyalty to you will stay forever. Apparently 1 Kings 16:34 says such.
When you pray, tell God what you need. Because He is our Father, God loves to hear from His children.Worrying isn’t going to solve anything, so pray instead. Pray to God about what you need, and thank him for answering those prayers (Philippians 4:6).
The aforementioned strategies are but a sampling of the plethora of possibilities for self-study of prayer. While some like the peace and quiet of nighttime prayer, others find that early morning is the best time to get their prayers in. Others choose to write down their prayers in journals, while still others prefer to have private dialogues with God while walking. Bible verses are a common part of many people’s prayers. Even if we are too busy to say a proper prayer, God nevertheless hears our brief petitions.
I believe God accords us dignity when we approach Him in prayer. When we realize that Christianity is more than a religion, but rather a relationship, we gain a new appreciation for the efficacy of prayer. Relationships are bolstered when people share. Through prayer, we can deepen both our affection for Jesus and our trust in Him. Only through prayer can one achieve their goals. Don’t leave me, and I won’t leave you. Because, as it says in John 15:4, “Just as a branch cannot yield fruit if it is cut off from the vine, so neither can you.
In Jesus’ Name