“So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” Colossians 1:9-10. Get into the habit of praying blessings over your friends and express gratitude for them. Let them catch you praying words of truth over them, blessing them and most importantly that they hear you thanking God for them. This will empower them to pursue the Lord, shape their behavior and enhance your relationship with them.