Best Prayer for Family and Friends

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5 Versions of Prayer for Family and Friends, along with Bible Verses

Friends and family are so very important – they are the ones we share a connection with, the people who make up our support systems.

They are the people we can talk to, the ones we share a mutual affection with.

It is an honor and a privilege that we can come before the Lord and say a prayer for each of our dear relatives and friends.

In Philippians chapter 2, we are told to humbly think of others as more important than ourselves. We are also told to look to the interests of others.

One way we can do this is by praying for all of our family members and friends – by taking the time to think about what their needs and desires are, then bringing those things to God through prayer.

Below are 5 versions of Prayer for Family and Friends for you to choose from. Scriptures are also included. May you have a very blessed day!

5 Versions of Prayer for Family and Friends

  1. Loving Father,

    You have created each person in my family and each of my friends.

    I pray, Lord, that Your protection would be upon every single one of them.

    Please watch over them and bless them. May they feel Your amazing love.

    I thank You for placing them in my life – they each hold a special place in my heart.

    I ask that You would lead them, guide them, and watch over them every day.

    My hope is that they have a very close, intimate relationship with You,

    For I know that is the only way that they can live a joyful, fulfilled life.

    In Jesus’ Name I pray,


    I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 1 Timothy 2:1

  2. God of All Grace,

    I am so grateful for the blessing of each special person You have placed in my life.

    I know that You love them so much – even more than I do.

    May their lives be filled with joy, and may they always be covered with Your safekeeping.

    No matter what they face in this life, may they have Your peace that passes understanding.

    My hope and prayer is that someday we will all be joined together with You for eternity.

    Thank You for always being right by my side.


    Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2

  3. Heavenly King,

    You are love, and You are so faithful and constant!

    All hope comes from You, and Your incredible love is such a blessing.

    I pray now for [names of family members and friends].

    And ask that You would continue to watch over them and provide for them.

    My prayer is that they will enjoy good health for many years to come.

    May everything go well with them. Most of all, I pray for their souls –

    That they know Your love and have accepted Your gift of eternal life.


    When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before! Job 42:10

  4. Faithful Lord,

    You know all things, Lord, and You are so beautiful.

    I thank You for all of the blessings You have given to my family and friends.

    I pray that You would help them with whatever struggles they are going through.

    My hope is that their lives would be filled with amazing joy and love.

    May Your peace always guard their minds and hearts.

    I love You and am so grateful for my relatives and companions.


    May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace. Number 6:24-26

  5. Powerful Savior,

    You are always there, and You have promised to never leave or forsake me.

    I thank You for this, and I also thank You for each unique person You have put in my life.

    I pray that You would bless and keep all of my family and friends,

    That You would make Your face shine upon them and be gracious to them,

    And that You would look on them with favor and give them Your peace.

    May You be their help and their compass in this life.

    Blessed be Your name forever and ever.


Best Prayer for Family and Friends

I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Thank you, and it is my prayer that you have a very blessed day! ❤

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If you have a family member or friend who has not yet accepted Christ as their Savior, you may be interested in reading the following article: “How can I evangelize my friends and family without pushing them away?”

You may want to say a prayer for a friend and/or family member because you long to build a bridge of love between your heart and theirs. For that situation, here is the perfect song: “Love Can Build a Bridge” by The Judds. Enjoy! 🙂

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