Loving Father, Abba Daddy, you are distant, yet closer than our heartbeats to those who believe and call on your name for salvation. We bare our souls, hopes, dreams and aspirations to the one who hears our prayers and bears our burdens. There is no closer friend than you, Lord. No one loves us more than you. You gave us living, dying, and resurrecting proof of that. You come first of all my relationships, Father, thank you. I thank you for my earthly ones, too. Thank you for those who hold me up in prayer. Thank you for their constantly checking on my welfare. Thank you for their interest in my activity. Thank you for the time they willingly spend with me. Thank you for their hugs. Thank you for their friendship. Thank you for the knowledge that I can turn to them in need, and that they will respond. Thank you for sending them into my life. Thank you that you prompt them to reach out. Keep me on the path of being that kind of friend and supporter for them. I pray for each and every one, knowing you bless them through the promises in your Word. Thank you for the blessing of friendship. I pray in the name and authority of Jesus, who calls me friend, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master Is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15 ESV)