This has been posted elsewhere on Nexus, but it makes me laugh every time I think about it. I hope I have the grace when someone says they will pray for me, to come back with this response:
"Don't pray for me. Make me a sandwich!"
Peanut butter and jelly, please, on whole wheat. And make it peach jelly. I like that.
Also, Hemant Mehta, who has to be one of the nicest, more intelligent people out there.
the entire discussion is here. I tried to make the URL so it starts at the "I'll Pray For You" issue but it didn't work. The issue starts at issue #11, which is about 6min 40 sec..
Better keep track of the people who don't pray for you!
The one aspect of prayer that might be useful is the concentration on a problem. But a diary or any piece of paper you use to make maps of the things you don't understand well enough, is far more useful.