Prayer for making friends

by J. (USA)

Lord, please help me find friends. The pain I suffer is that of loneliness. I have nobody to call a true friend. I have tried and tried to reach out to people seeking friendship, but each time I was met with the same results: I was ignored or rejected.

I don’t know what to do, and I fear I will live the rest of my life friendless and alone. I am a kind and gentle person with an open and accepting heart, and I don’t understand why people ignore me.