A Good Friend in Time of Crisis

A Good Friend in Time of Crisis

A man comforts his friend

When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him.—Job 2:11 (NIV)

Do you ever find yourself not knowing what to say? Perhaps a friend tells you that she is terribly depressed, or someone is deeply grieving over the loss of a loved one. If this happens, pray for God to give you the right words to say. If that doesn’t help, just sit with her and let her know you’ll hold her in your thoughts and prayers.

Today's Prayer:

Heavenly Father, help me be a source of comfort to my friends. Guide my words and actions by Your pure love.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts