O God we thank you for the friends we have made over the years and for who they continue to be for us as we journey through our lives. Help us to know that we are not alone as we face the challenges that are set before us. May we be fully present when those we love are challenged by life and feel alone. Let them know that we are there for them and may they feel you and us in their corner. May we be in the moment who you would have us be and honor your call to be simply there. Amen.