A Prayer For Ending Well

Jesus, thank You for the dear friends who’ve brought vibrant color to our lives in various ways; those who simply warm our hearts, others who’ve taught us by their example and still others who’ve helped carry our burdens along the way. So many of them were a part of our lives for only a season, but the duration of their influence is ongoing. Though we’ve had to bid “farewell” to so many through death or separation I’m heartened by Your promise that You will never leave us or forsake us. No matter what season or calamity we may face, Your enduring presence and provision will see us through to the other side. Thank You for being a friend that sticks closer than a brother. Amen