Instead, you must be sure to open your hand to him and generously lend him whatever he needs. — Deut 15:8 NET
It is virtue—yes, let me repeat it again—it is virtue alone that can give birth, strength, and permanency to friendship. For virtue is a uniform and steady principle ever acting consistently with itself.
A common friendship—who talks of a common friendship? There is no such thing in the world. On earth no word is more sublime.
— Henry Drummond.
Lord God, wilt thou reveal to me my weakness if I may be insincere; and give me the strength that I lack to keep me true. May I not take advantage of the ignorant, or thoughtlessly lead the innocent into temptation. Grant that I may be a trustful and kind friend. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - December 7
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.