It’s Day 1 of our prayer challenge, 21 Days of Prayers For Your Friends!
(If you stumbled across this post and would like to sign up to receive the full challenge with daily email prayer guides, I invite you to do so here.)
I truly welcome you, and I’m so glad you want to join me in praying the Scriptures for our friends.
I can’t think of a better place to start than praying for God’s blessing in their lives.
So pick a friend or two (or more, as God leads!), and join me in asking the Lord to grant His favor and blessing on them.
Prayers of Blessing for Friends
First, bless God as your Father and Christ’s. Ask that He would bless your friend in Jesus Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3).
Pray that the Lord would bless your friend and keep her, making His face shine upon her and be gracious to her. Entreat the Lord to lift His countenance upon her and give her peace (Numbers 6:24-26).
Thank God for being the Source of every good gift and every perfect gift, including the gift of friendship. Ask Him to lavish His goodness on your friend, goodness which comes down from the unchanging Father of lights (James 1:17).
Pray that your friend would fear God and take refuge in Him, then praise Him for the abundant goodness He has stored up for her. Ask that His favor in her life would be a testimony to all who observe it (Psalm 31:19).
Acknowledge to God the grace He pours out abundantly from His own fullness. Ask Him to grant your friend grace on top of grace, as only He can (John 1:16).
Dear Heavenly Father, how we thank you for the gift of friendship! We ask that You would use us as a source of blessing to our friends, starting with these prayers we’re lifting on their behalf. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.
If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to sign up for the rest of the prayer challenge! It will be a source of blessing in your life (and your friend’s life) as you continue to pray the Scriptures over her.