A gossip goes about telling secrets,
but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence.
Where there is no guidance, a nation falls,
but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Holy God, You have blessed us with so much. Today, we especially think of those family and friends in our life. These are the trusted counselors we can call upon when we are struggling and need advice. They are the ones we can reach out to when there is joy to celebrate or sorrow to share. They are the ones that hold us accountable when we need to walk a different path. In all things, these are the people that love us. We thank you for them and for the gift of friendship and love. In Your name we pray, Amen.