Friends Friendship

I went through a lot of trouble with my school friends. One minute, they were my best friends. Next minute, they acted like I was their worst enemy. For a few months they took it upon themselves to make my life miserable.

During this time, I prayed about what was happening. I knew God was looking after me. He was protecting me from anything evil. But even though I prayed like this, I still felt terrible.

One day, I was speaking to my mother about the problem. She gave me a good idea. She said that, instead of praying just for myself to be happier, why not pray about my friends, too? When people are unkind to each other, they're really listening to confused thoughts. They're not really happy. I suddenly realized that my prayers could help my friends stop listening to these types of thoughts—and stop being unhappy. This gave me a wonderful feeling. I could pray for myself. And I could also pray to help other people! I started to do this straight away.

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To a new friend
January 1, 2000

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