Father of lights, thank you for friends, for friends who are brothers and sisters, who have the same goals, the same desire of heaven, the same need for your fellowship.
You created us for love, and in your family we can lower our guard, trust our friends to be accepted, provide that safe space that so many are searching for.
At the same time, what a blessing to be among friends who don’t let us stray from the truth, who are willing to confront us to our face so that we will be honest with ourselves about our rights and wrongs.
Help us to put high value on our friends in Christ. Keep the friendship with the world far away.
Help me to be a true friend and brother to all your children.
In the name of him who showed what it means to be a friend — Amen.