Dear God, thank You for being my closest friend – always with me and supporting me. But now I ask for earthly friends that share my values and interests, so we can be mutually supportive of each other. Bring people into my life to stretch, motivate and encourage me. And help me to be a good friend – to be real, to be honest, to be a good listener, to maintain confidences, and to be encouraging and loyal. Amen.