Lord, I am blessed to have family members and many friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, with whom I can live out life’s good and bad. I am grateful for them on this side of eternity, and thankful that they will share forever with me on the other side of hereafter. But there is no one like you, Lord. You have gone to prepare a forever home for me, and I look past these troubled times to the glory of forever with you. You are the friend who sticks closer than a brother. I celebrate our forever relationship in your precious and powerful name, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 ESV)