Prayer for Friends

Almighty, everlasting God, have mercy on Your servants our friends. Keep them continually under Your protection, and direct them according to Your gracious favour in the way of everlasting salvation; that they may desire such things as please You, and with all their strength perform the same. And forasmuch as they trust in Your mercy, vouchsafe, O Lord, graciously to assist them with Your heavenly help, that they may ever diligently serve You, and by no temptations be separated from Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thomas à Kempis