Lord, I am scared, really scared. I've never told anybody before. How do I tell my friend that I'm gay? How will he react? I am afraid I will lose a friend. I am also afraid of what he might do. I do not think he will hurt me, but he is big enough to hurt me a lot.

Give me courage. Help my friend to stick with me. I do not want to lose friends now. I really need his friendship and support.

Open the hearts of those I tell. Help them to love me and to continue to be part of my life.