When people ask you to pray for someone

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
When people ask you to pray for someone
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 12:06pm

When people ask you to pray for someone, do you? How? I'm just curious how many people really put some all out effort into praying for other people.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-02-2008
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 10:53am

I try to.  As for the how it depends on what the situation is.  If it is just a general request without a lot of information I tend to give a very basic -- God please watch over X and help them get through this time and be with them, you know their needs, Thy will be done.  Amen.  --   Then if it is something more specific there are prayers I have in a prayer book that I might use.  For example when my grandmother was dying there were special prayers I was reading over the course of a couple of days during her last days.    Then there are prayers in the book for illness.   So it really depends on the situation and how much I know.   Sometimes I might light a candle in church and just give a general -- For those who have asked for prayers.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:05am

I too sit down and spend a few minutes in prayer when people I know ask. I am a little picky on who I pray for however so I don't always pray for just anyone.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 9:06am

Lighting a candle is very interesting. I see people holding candle vigils for others and have to wonder what the story is behind lighting a candle for someone.