Prayer for Friends

O God, I thank you for my friends,
For those who understand me
Better than I understand myself,
For those who know me at my worst
And still love me,
For those who have forgiven me
When I had no right
To expect to be forgiven.

Help me to be as true to my friends
As I would wish them to be to me.

Help me to take the first step
To get into touch again with friends
From whom I have drifted apart.

And help me to have no bitterness
But only forgiveness to any of my friends
Who failed or who turned against me.

This I ask for your love’s sake, Amen.


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