Prayer for gift of friendship

by Anonymous (Anonymous)

You have blessed us, O God,

with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of people
in a circle of love.
We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,
who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who cry as we cry,
who hold us when we need them,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.
Bless our friends with health
and love.