4 Verses and Prayer that Thank God for the Blessing of Beautiful Friends

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When I count my blessings, my beautiful friends, like you, are near the top of the list. So, I'm pausing today to pray and thank God for the gift of friends. #friendshipquotes #prayingforfriends #Thanksgiving #Prayer #Blessings

It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. and I want to take this opportunity to say that you, my beautiful friends, are near the top of my list of things for which I’m thankful. 

You faithfully bless me with your friendship and your encouragement. But most of all you bless me by the many ways you share your faith with hope and joy.

I thank the Lord for you!

♥ You honor God’s Word as you…

Encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

♥ You faithfully encourage me and each other through your prayers and comments. And you bless me every time you share these messages with your friends and family.

“A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope.” ~ Author Unknown

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.

Ecclesiastes 4:9–10a

♥ Your comments lift me up . . . especially on those difficult days when I feel disappointed and discouraged.

“There is a brotherhood within the body of believers, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the common denominator. Friendship and fellowship are the legal tender among believers.” ~ J. Vernon McGee

You, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jude 1:20

♥ You encourage my faith when you share your faith and tell me how God has faithfully worked in your life.

As ridiculous as it may sound, sometimes all any of us needs in life is for someone to hold our hand and walk next to us.” ~ James Frey

Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Colossians 3:12

♥ And you model these words of Paul through your comments, emails, and prayers.

Friendship is a deep oneness that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, journey together to the same horizon. ~ Tim Keller

All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you.

When I count my blessings, my beautiful friends, like you, are near the top of the list. So, I'm pausing today to pray and thank God for the gift of friends. #friendshipquotes #prayingforfriends #Thanksgiving #Prayer #Blessings

Would you pray with me..?

A Prayer Thanking God for My Beautiful Friends

Father, I thank and praise you for Your grace and mercy. You have been so good to me. I thank you for allowing me to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE You through Your Word and through the Word made Flesh, Jesus.

I am so thankful that You have made it possible for me to share Your love in this space. It is pure joy for me to be able to tell my beautiful friends about the difference You have made in my life. I love sharing how You have delivered me from fear and frustration . . . how You have given me hope and filled me with lasting joy.

Thank you for the ways my friends add hope and joy to my life. I am blessed by the way they inspire me with their stories of faith. I am humbled by their consistent kindness and encouragement. And I am overwhelmed by their generosity in sharing my devotions with others.

Father, I ask that You will surround them with Your love, fill them with Your peace, and bless them with hope and joy. Most of all, I ask that You give them everything they need to be fully infused with faith. May they KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE Jesus through the power of Your Holy Spirit. May they SEEK the Kingdom above all else and have everything they need today, tomorrow, forever, and always. Amen.

When I count my blessings, my beautiful friends, like you, are near the top of the list. So, I'm pausing today to pray and thank God for the gift of friends. #friendshipquotes #prayingforfriends #Thanksgiving #Prayer #Blessings

Thank you for being my beautiful friends. You truly do bless me.

I am praying for you! So, let us know if there is anything specific you’d like us to pray about. And take a moment to tell us about a couple of the things you’re thankful for this year.

Finally, thank you for making this quote by Chuck Swindoll true in my life!

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.”

God bless you and fill your life with gratitude, joy, and beautiful friends!

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16 Comments

  1. Melanie Winter says:

    Thank you for your faithful servant heart that encourages us. Your emails are such a blessing to me and my friends.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day.
    With love, Melanie

    1. I so appreciate your kindness, Melanie! I love being able to do this and the blessing of being able to interact with friends like you! Praying you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! God bless you!

  2. Thank You Deb for the nice Thanksgiving Prayer. Happy Thanksgiving 😊.

  3. Know that I’m so thankful for your friendship and your love of the Lord, Deb. You are ever an inspiration to me!
    Blessings!

    1. Oh, thank you, Martha! Your friendship is truly a blessing and I look forward to every one of your comments. Many blessings to you and your family!

  4. katharine g sumner says:

    Your daily devotionals have been a blessing to me and I get to share them in our Sunday School. Thank you for this ministry and for the total joy of being a believer in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

    1. I am so blessed by your kind encouragement, Katharine! Thank you for sharing my devotions with others . . . that encourages me, too! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and days filled with much joy! God bless you!

  5. I am continuously reminded of God’s faithfulness. He uses repetition to teach me and so often your comments overlap with my other devotions, reinforcing the message I need to learn.

  6. Deb I want you to know that the emails filled with faith and love has blessed me every day. This has been a very challenging year. I am so glad I have had your words of wisdom and prays to get through it.
    Blessings to you, your family and the many friends who read the faith filled messages you send. Becky

    1. Thank you so very much, Becky! I’m sorry you have been going through a difficult time. We will lift you up to the Lord and ask Him to hold you close and give you everything you need. God bless you!

  7. One of the greatest gift is having friends, believers we can share our journey with, our problems, doubts and wins. Thank you for your motivational postings that so often holds a mirror in my face and forces me to reevaluate my standing in Jesus. Thank you for sharing your ups and downs that so frequently lifts me up and helps me to throt along. Indeed, life’s issues are easier to deal with when you’re surrounded by like minded friends who can encourage and cheer you on. Blessings Deb on this Thanksgiving Day. Glory to Jesus 😇💞

    1. Amen, Gaby! I’m so very thankful God created us to live in community with one another. Thanks, my friend, for being one of my community people. Your words of faith and encouragement are always a blessing to me and everyone who visits. God bless you!

  8. Krista Torres says:

    Thank you Deb for your calming, inspiring, faith filled emails. I look forward to them, save them, and read them when i can and always feel uplifted after doing so. Thank you for being my friend in Christ.

    1. I am so very blessed by you, Krista! Thank you for your kindness and friendship. God bless you and your family as you celebrate His many blessings!

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