Jesus, I thank you for my friends.  I ask your blessing on my friends today.  Show them your great love for them, and if any are struggling or lonely, hurting or broken in any way, care for their needs and comfort them as only you can.  Give me the graces I need to be a good friend – open and trusting, caring and giving.  Help me to see my friends with your eyes, so I can see when they are hurting on the inside even though they don’t show it on the outside.  And most of all, give me your heart and your love for my friends so that I could love them as you do.

(Fr Stan Fortuna, CFR)