Almighty God, you are vast, mighty, sovereign and powerful, yet, you see that my deepest desires materialize. Thank you for deep and lasting friendships. Thank you for bringing people into my life, souls who touch mine with their laughter, prayers, hopes, dreams, tragedies and victories. Thank you for those who love me enough to keep me pointed to Jesus, those who encourage my efforts and cheer me on in my struggles. Thank you for safety within my friendships to share openly. Thank you for growing those friendships into sisterhood and brotherhood status through closeness of heart like with you, Lord. Strengthen my friends today, and strengthen the bonds between us. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17 ESV)