One of the most notable examples of friendship in the bible is that of David and Jonathan. David and Jonathan were potential rival heirs to the throne, yet Jonathan loved David as himself (1 Samuel 18:3, NIV). He made a covenant agreement with David and as a symbol of the bond between them gave David his robe, tunic, sword, bow and belt. Father on this morning we have been given two requests for praying for friends. When we come to praying for these friends, and using Jonathan as the role model, Lord somebody who put their friend first, above and beyond their own self-interests. So this morning we come to take time to pray for friends, we forget about ourselves and on purpose think about the best possible future for our friends. Just as Jonathan loved David, we pray for them because we love them and care for them. So this morning Lord, God I pray that you would continue to bind these friendships together, allow nothing to come in and these friendships. Father let them be thoughtful of one another; I thank you for everything that they are and for all their gifts and talents. I thank you for the many things that they have given to each other and for all the kindness that they have shown down through the years. May they fully know your life and fully live in your love this day and every day in Jesus name.