Ok, I watched the Passion of the Christ, and now I’m all full of questions…
What is the “correct” way to pray for other people, and not be selfish? Let’s say that a person is ill. I know I need to pray for them, but how? Ask God for what? For what I THINK should be done? For HIS will? Do I say “Please help this person to get better”, but it may not be God’s will for the person to get better. Do I say “Please spare this person pain”, when it may be God’s will to have the person to endure pain for other reasons? How do we pray for something, when we know God’s Will, will be done regardless of our prayers? To pray “God, so-n-so is sick, and your Will will be done” seems to be pointless.
I guess I’m looking on how to pray productively when praying for others.
PS - If I completly confused you with my question, the Excedrin is on me.