God of love, surround us with saintly friends, so that when we falter or stumble, they may be close by to steady us. And, likewise, may be walk beside them to give them support and encouragement in the hour of woe, in days of dread, in moments of weakness.
Teach us, in the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, the meaning of friendship and brotherhood.
Let us be together, in the fellowship of the faithful, more than we could ever be alone. Amen.