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.