Have you had a friend turn to foe,
And hurt you with a venomous blow?
Betrayed your trust, and stole your heart,
Left you shattered, and torn apart.
Have you had a friend turn against you,
And treat you like a despairing enemy,
A friend, a confidant who you trusted dearly,
Until he struck your heart with wrong treachery?
Have you felt the sting of betrayal,
As if a knife was plunged into your heart?
Has your trust been broken and injured,
By someone you thought would never depart?
Oh my God, I cry to you in pain,
My heart is crushed, my soul is drained.
My mind is filled with howling thoughts,
How can it be, what’s he done toward me?
We walked together, hand in hand,
To the house of God we both would go.
Our friendship seemed so strong and sure,
But now it's severed, broken, and so low.
Oh, how the hurt of such a wound can linger,
Filling my heart with sadness and despair.
But in You, oh Lord, lies my strength and comfort,
And the hope that we can somehow repair.
Oh God, my heart is filled with sorrow,
For a friend has caused me grief and pain.
It was not an enemy, who betrayed me,
But one I trusted, time and time again.
Lord, teach me to forgive and to forget,
To let go of anger, and regret.
To pray for my friend, who hurt me so,
And wish him blessings, and let him go.
For though the pain is so deep,
And the wound feels raw and sore,
Help me to think only good of him,
That forgiveness in my heart should rule.
May thoughts of my pain leave my mind,
His grievances no longer a weight on me.
Lord, set me free with peace in my heart,
And let his name bring no more agony.
May our friendship be restored someday,
Or if not, may we both find our way.
May we both learn and grow from this strife,
And may we both live a meaningful life.