I’ve been thinking about this lately and wondering if you have any suggestions. Someone has asked me to pray for them or their family or coworker, of course say Yes. I usually say this little prayer in my head “Dear Lord, comfort……..” or “Holy Mary, pray for……”. But I feel I that I fall short by just saying that little prayer, that something more should be said and done. I read this article from the “Ask a Carmelite Sister” column in the integrated catholic e-magazine. The Sister offers some wonderful suggestions such as praying the rosary, saying the Our Father, or even lighting a candle at mass. Ideas that I will certainly take to heart.
Do you use a prayer journal? What do you do when someone asks you to pray for them?