Prayers and requests for prayers come at all different moments for all different reasons. Attending church in Kentucky, a couple watched an especially verbal and boisterous child being hurried out, slung under his irate father's arm. No one in the congregation so much as raised an eyebrow -- until the child captured everyone's attention by crying out in a charming Southern accent, "Ya'll pray for me now!"
While most of us have not shared the experience of this young boy, we have often shared his urging for prayers. We find ourselves facing imminent discomfort and our prayers, and requests for prayers, come forth. We put a lot of faith in prayer, and so we ask others to pray for us. It's a good thing to pray for someone else; it’s doubly good for them to know you are praying for them.