Friends Who Pray For You: 7 Reasons Why We Love Them

It should come as no surprise to you that your friend prays for you, but maybe this has come as a shock. The beauty of true friendship comes when we have friends who think about us and have our backs even in our absence. If your friend prays for you, then darling, cherish them, In the meantime have a look at why we think a friend who prays for you is the best thing.

Why does my friend pray for me?

Your friend prays for you because she wants the best for you. When your friend prays for you this is a symbol of not only their love but it indicates that they will be with you in good times and in bad.

7 Reasons why your friend prays for you

When your friend prays for you it shows that….

You are important to her

I for one know from experience that I have prayed for friends simply because they are essential to me. We never pray for friends we don’t hold dear to our hearts. If your friend prays for you rest assured you are important to her.

She wants you to overcome your setbacks

If you are going through challenges, maybe you are unemployed, struggling with your health, or facing family issues and you have shared this with your friend it’s only natural that she would pray for you. This means that she might not know the exact answer to what you are encountering but she is wise enough to seek divine intervention on your behalf.

You know that she is always thinking about you

This is not a case of out of sight out of mind, this is a case of you are always on my mind. I find it sweet that your friend is thinking about you, you are not some fleeting thought, you are someone she thinks about not only for going out and having a good time.

She won’t run away when you face difficulties

There is nothing worse than when you share a problem with your friend and she either keeps quiet or you don’t hear from her again. It’s human nature that some not all people run away when we face challenges, she will be there, whether you get a job promotion or get evicted from your apartment.

She doesn’t care about superficial things

Gone are the days when all friends did was party, have champagne, and go for picnics. Everyone is facing real-world problems, we don’t have time to worry about what outfit to wear. When your friend prays for you this is a clear indication that a superficial friendship is not what she is after.

Her heart is in the right place

This is the perfect demonstration of her putting her needs last and yours first, she is thinking about how best you can get on with life. Even if you are not facing any difficulties, you don’t have to be going through anything, her prayers indicate that her heart is where it is supposed to be, with you.

It shows that she is listening

You won’t have to constantly repeat yourself, and most importantly she is someone who not only listens with her head but her heart. Her prayers demonstrate that she internalizes what you say, thinks about it, and comes up with a way forward.

What does the Bible say about praying for friends?

God doesn’t want us to only think of ourselves, He wants us to help our friends carry their burdens. In James 5 the bible says “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed”.

What is a prayer friend?

A prayer friend is Someone who seeks the intervention of God on your behalf. This can happen in two ways, first when you are at your lowest, your prayer friend will pray with and for you to help you find comfort and answers. And secondly, when you are happy, this can be whatever achievements or good news you might have. This can be a close friend that you have known for a long time or someone who is in a prayer church group with you.

How do you respond to someone who prays for you?

The best way to respond to someone who prays for you is to give thanks, either to them directly or you can also give thanks to God that you have someone who prays for you.

What is a good Bible verse for friendship?

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”- John 15:12-13

What does God say about real friends?

When God talks about real friends he refers to the ultimate sacrifice, we can look at John 15:13 when God says “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends”.

Here are some prayers for friends to help guide you.

Prayer for a friend in emotional pain

Lord I come to you with all I have, you know what my friend has been feeling, sometimes she doesn’t have the right words to say, she fumbles, she breaks down and she falls, but I know you hear her heart. Her entire being is heavy, I pray that you heal her, and touch her heart so that she can be emotionally strong again. God, I pray that she doesn’t go back to what broke her in the first place, but recognize that she has the power inside of her to move on. Help her make emotionally sound decisions, help her navigate her emotional insecurities, remind her that you have been there at her worst, and I ask you to heal her emotional pain. In 1 Peter 5:7 The bible says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”, help her do this, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Short prayer for protection for a friend

My God, in these perilous times that we live in, we need you now more than ever. I pray that you will form a protective barrier over my friend, she needs you to hold her, heal her and protect her against the evils of this world. Lord, I ask that you protect her both emotionally and physically, let her make decisions that will keep her protected, decisions that are formed with you in mind. Lord, I ask that you open her eyes to whomever of whatever situation will put her in danger, and remove her gently from her enemies both in the physical and spiritual world. In Isaiah 41:10 your word says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” let your angles walk with her always, In Jesus name I pray.

Prayer for a job for a friend

Lord Jesus, you are not only our protector but our provider, you know what we are going to ask you even before we say it. I come to you on behalf of my friend, she needs you, her entire family does. Lord the bible says “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat”. I pray that you open doors of opportunities for my friend, let her use the skills that she has learned, and let her resume fall into the right hands. Walk before her, and talk before her. Let her future employer see her for what she is, a talented individual. I pray that she gets a job that will allow her to pay her bills and contribute to your house. Let her see opportunities where others do not see them. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

17 Bible scriptures about friendship

Have a look at this video for some more friendship inspiration scriptures.

17 Bible scriptures about friendship

In conclusion

As the saying goes “ get you some friends that pray for you” and there has been no truer statement. Our friends are not there just for fun, we need people who will have our backs even when we are not there. If you have found a friend who prays for you, keep her, she is a gem.

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