Blessed are You, loving Father, for all your gifts to me. Blessed are You for giving me family and friends. I thank you for such a blessing: for those who love me, who share my sorrows, who laugh with me in celebration, who bear my pain, who need me as I need them, who weep as I weep, who hold me when words fail, and who give me the freedom to be myself.
Bless my family and friends with health, wholeness, life, and love. Amen.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12