When You Pray for Your Friends

“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” Job 42:10.

Please read that Scripture again, but this time read it slowly.

Job’s friends didn’t respond properly to his situation. They didn’t respond to him with love or grace. He told them, “You are miserable comforters, all of you” (see Job 16:2). It was when Job prayed for his friends that the Lord turned his situation around and gave him twice as much as he had before.

People who are supposed to be your friends may not be responding to you with love, sensitivity, and grace. They may be showing themselves to be miserable comforters right now, but my sister, the Lord will turn things around for you when you pray for her, pray for him, and pray for them. Pray for every friend in your life, both old and new. For where God is taking you, you can’t afford to have any bitterness or resentment in your heart toward anyone.

Your divine breakthrough is connected to your heartfelt prayers for those who hurt you and misjudged you. As you pray from your heart for them, the Lord will turn your captivity as He did with Job. He will bless you with twice as much as you had before. He will reward you and will be greatly glorified in your life!

Prayer: Yes, Lord. I hear you. With everything in me, Lord, I ask that you bless my friends, old and new. I forgive them, and I ask that you forgive them. They don’t know how deeply their actions affected me. Bless them with your love, your grace, and your mercy. Give them a heart to know you more. Protect them, Lord, and surround their families with your love. Help them to fulfill your divine purpose and plan for their lives. Heal them, Lord, the same way you’re healing me. Love on them the same way you are loving on me. Touch them the same way you’re supernaturally touching me. Be glorified in their lives in a great way, and use me to bless them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Good job, my sister. I know that was tough, but good job. The Lord is pleased, and He’s getting ready to bless you in unimaginable ways!

13 thoughts on “When You Pray for Your Friends”

  1. AMEN and AMEN sister! I am so humbled and blessed by GOD speaking right to what and where I’m feeling. Thank you for these wonderful devotions 🙏❤🙌🏽 Msy GOD bless you, your family and your ministry

  2. Amen 🙏🏿❤️🙏🏿 I know I’m miss judged by others, As God still working on I thank God for working on them🌺🙏🏿🌺

  3. Thank you. Lord help us to release people and the pain of our past and understand that sometimes people can’t see what God sees in us.

  4. Thank you so much for this devotional. It was needed for me TODAY. May the peace of God continue to be yours in Jesus name 💕

  5. This devotional was what I needed. I love them all but when I read this one and the prayer. It took the wind from me and tears to say it but I said it in truth. I thank you for all you do

  6. Lord, please have mercy on me. Have mercy on friends both old and new. Most importantly, Lord please have mercy on my enemies. I will not let anyone block my blessings due to unforgiveness. Please keep my heart pure. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

  7. May the Lord not let this devotional or prayer be in vain. I asked that the darkness that has been coming against me turn into light so that those old friends will see, believe and want to change. I forgive, release and bless them but, will continually have to until a change comes for us all. May the Lord help and strengthen me through this one. Thank you. Blessings, Shalom and Agape. 👀🙏🏽♥️📖🙌🏽

  8. My sister you are a blessing 🙌🏽 this devotional was a true gift from God for us as women who want the Lord will in our life in friendship prayer is the key and taking all things to God in prayer and showing our self to be friendly
    and devoted to God in prayer , I share your devotionals with my friends they enjoy them as I do thank you my sister 🙌🏽💪🏽🙏🏽🩷

  9. Oh bless your holy name father thank you for giving the wisdom and words of encouragement to pray for those who have hurt and wrong me.thank you for reminding to forgive them dor that know not what they do thank you giving me a heart of compassion to pray for them…..I pray everyone is blessed and touched by the holy spirit today in your mighty name Amen

  10. I truly forgive all my friends who have hurt me Lord 🙏 please bless , heal and deliver them and cause them to follow you in Jesus name I pray 🙌

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