Eternal Father, Thank You for how You have brought my friend into my life and the incredible blessing they have been to me. They have been a tremendous encouragement, and I recall the memorable times we have shared. Thank You for the bond that we have in You – we both are members of Your family. I remember that, in Jesus, we have a unity that endures distance and time. Please help us not to be sad, but to look forward to the time we will meet again and the ultimate reunion in Your kingdom one day. May we each strive to grow in love and knowledge of You day by day. Amen.