I find that many people who are requesting prayer are doing so because, on some level, they feel like they won’t get their prayers answered. I see a lot of “pray for me” posts that are not specific (ex. surgery goes well, will find a job to support family, etc.), and many of those are either calls for attention to themselves or hopes that one of their many friends will somehow say the right words to convince God to give them what they want (not necessarily need because we sometimes ask amiss). This is not meant to be a study on prayer or how to pray but rather some things we should consider before we ask.