“Lord, I thank you for another day of grace; another day to be mentored by the creator of the universe…for you are my father, comrade and friend.
I lay before you everything that does not serve your will for my life, including relationships that aren’t pleasing to you.
Fill me with deep security and love so I do not seek to fill my life with cheap substitutes. From this place of identity, draw those who are on the same path as me…those who seek to put you first in their lives; the humble, kind and merciful.
Bless me to give what I wish to receive in a friendship. Release me from selfishness, self-protection and isolation.
Give me the security of knowing who I am (in you) and the wisdom to recognize those who truly support me. Bring friends that will be bold enough to speak truth and life when I’m tempted to give up or give in.
If you were my only friend, that would be enough; but you’re a generous God and I know you want to lavish a community equipped to bring out the best in me.
I was designed to bring out the best in others which can only happen in the context of deep, fulfilling relationships. I am open to receiving all you have and I am willing to break away from anyone that is holds me back from your best. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”