Lord God, As I read here about the friendship between Jonathan and David, I pray for ______________________ and for myself, that we too may enjoy a friendship with this kind of depth and substance. I pray that in your grace you will provide the kind of friend for each of us that Jonathan was to David and that David was to Jonathan. May you knit the soul of each us to the soul of the friend of your choosing, to someone who will love us as he loves his own soul. Above all, I pray that we will be ready to be that kind of friend to someone else. May we be willing for our soul to be knit together with the soul of another, and to love that friend as we love our own soul. May we find a covenant friendship with another believer who will strengthen our hand in God. Lord, we read here about the triumphs David enjoyed because of your blessing and favor. I pray in turn that each one of us will have success in all our undertakings because you are with us. May we be successful wherever we are sent. I pray that you will watch over and protect our reputation in the eyes of others. Protect us from the jealousy that consumed Saul. When we see you grant more success to someone else than we enjoy, protect us from being displeased or angry. Instead may we accept this as from your hand, and learn to rejoice with those who rejoice. As you protected David from Saul's murderous anger, so I pray that you will protect each of us spiritually and physically from any harm intended us by the evil one. May our health and life be preserved by you until we have accomplished every purpose you have for our lives. In Jesus' name, amen.