Sure, Go Ahead and Pray For Me
When a pharmacist told this blogger's husband (a cancer patient) that she would pray for him, she unknowingly brought up a sensitive topic:
"After the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, Harry wrote 'Prayer does not always result in the outcome you want, but it always results in the strength to deal with the outcome you get.'...Somehow over the years, I paraphrased that into 'we pray not to get what we want, but to better deal with not getting what we want.' I’ve always found it strange if people ask if it’s okay for them to pray for me. It’s not like they expect me to come to their house and participate. It does me absolutely no harm."
Image credit: Jack Kurtz via ZUMA Press.