Our friends are often the most important people in our life next to our family. When we do something to hurt them, one of the best things that we can do is to put together a prayer for forgiveness from a friend. This is just one of the reasons why so many people from around the world say a prayer request asking for this type of forgiveness. Putting together this type of prayer is something that can be challenging, however, here is a sample prayer for forgiveness from a friend:
I come to you today to ask for forgiveness for the wrongs I have committed against my friend. I know that I have hurt them and caused them pain, and for that, I am truly sorry. I ask for your forgiveness and your grace as I seek to make things right with my friend.
Help me to be honest and open with them as I apologize and ask for their forgiveness. Give me the strength and wisdom to be a better friend and to show them the love and respect they deserve.
I pray for healing for my friend, and for our friendship to be restored. I trust in your love and your mercy, and I know that with your help, all things are possible.
Thank you, Lord, for your forgiveness and your grace. Amen.
We will print and place your prayer request on the Stone of Anointing; the place where Christ’ body was laid down after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for burial.
How to Pray for Forgiveness from a Friend
There are many people who feel overwhelmed when it comes to how to pray for forgiveness from a friend. The reality is that there are several steps that you can take to put this type of prayer together. Remember, a prayer for forgiveness is something that you can incorporate into your night prayer or during your lunch break. However, if you need guidance, here are some suggestions for how to pray for forgiveness from a friend:
- Acknowledge your wrongdoing: Before asking for forgiveness, it is important to recognize and confess your mistakes to God. Pray and ask God to reveal any areas of your heart that need to be changed.
- Ask for forgiveness: Pray and ask God to forgive you for the wrongs you have committed against your friend. Ask for the strength and wisdom to make things right with them.
- Seek guidance: Ask God to guide you in your interactions with your friend and to give you the words to say to them.
- Pray for your friend: Ask God to bless your friend and to help them to forgive you. Pray for healing and restoration in your friendship.
- Trust in God’s love and mercy: Remember that God is loving and merciful and that He can work all things for good. Trust that He will guide you and your friend through this situation.
Prayer for Making Amends to a Friend
As part of your forgiveness, you will also want to include a prayer for amends in your daily prayer. It’s not enough simply just to say that you are sorry but you need to determine a way to make up for what you have done as well. Here is a simple prayer for making amends to a friend:
I come to you today seeking your guidance as I make amends with my friend. I know that I have hurt them and caused them pain, and I am truly sorry. I ask for your wisdom and your grace as I take steps to make things right.
Help me to be humble and honest as I apologize and seek their forgiveness. Give me the strength to face any consequences and to make any necessary changes in my behavior.
I pray for my friend’s healing and for our friendship to be restored. I trust in your love and your mercy, and I know that with your help, all things are possible.
Thank you, Lord, for your guidance and your grace. Amen.
Remember that making amends isn’t just about saying sorry but also taking tangible steps to fix what was broken and showing your friend that you are committed to change.
Prayer for Healing a Relationship with a Friend
As you ask for forgiveness, you may also want to say a prayer for healing when it comes to the relationship that you have with your friend. This is a prayer that should be meaningful and heartfelt so that you can restore the relationship that you once had with that person. An example of such a prayer would include:
I come to you today with a heavy heart for my friend. I ask for your love and your healing power to be upon them.
I pray that you would heal their mind, body and spirit. I pray that they would feel your comforting presence and that you would provide them with the strength they need to get through this difficult time.
I ask that you surround them with your love, and provide them with people who can support and encourage them. I pray that they would experience your peace and your joy, even in the midst of their struggles.
I trust in your goodness and your faithfulness, and I know that you are able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Catholic Prayer for Peace in the Family
If you and your family are Catholic, then you may want to develop a Catholic prayer request as part of your prayer for peace in the family. Many Catholics turn to the holy family on a whole as they develop their prayer request:
“Holy Family of Nazareth,
Model for all families, hear our prayer. We ask for your powerful intercession for our family.
We pray for peace and love to reign in our hearts and home. We ask for your protection against all harm and danger, and for guidance in our decisions.
Help us to communicate effectively and to understand one another’s needs and perspectives. Teach us the true meaning of forgiveness and help us to let go of any past hurts and resentments.
May we always turn to you as the source of our strength and comfort, and may we imitate your virtues of humility, simplicity, and love.
We entrust our family to your care, and ask for your blessings upon us all. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”