God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in them.
1 John 4:16

We thank You Lord for special friends
Faithful, sure and true
Who bring out the best in us
And point the way to You.

Friends who believe in us
Who listen and care
Friends who trust and shows us
That God is truly there.

Friends who walk alongside us
Help us up a steep slope
Hold our hand quite firmly
Plant seeds of love and hope.

Friends who loves us just as we are
And will never turn away
Who reveal the love of Jesus
Who reflect, share and pray.

We thank you loving God for the gift of friendship.  We thank you for friends and family and all those who have encouraged us along life's way.  We thank you for those who have guided us along the right path, helped us discover our skills and talents, corrected us and shown the kindness and compassion of Jesus.  We thank you for those who have listened, kept in touch and given generously of their time.  We thank you for those who have shared their faith and prayed with and for us and encouraged us in our walk with Jesus.

Loving God, we thank you for Jesus, our wonderful counsellor, our greatest and most faithful friend, who loves and accepts us just as we are, who guides us and will never turn us away. May we open our lives more fully to his love.

Loving God, we pray for anyone in need of a friend today, that someone may draw alongside them in love. May we be ready and willing to be a good friend to others, in Jesus' name. Amen

Ruth Rushworth