The Power in Praying for Others
"Pray for me," someone says to you. How seriously do you take such a request?
Ken Carter, a pastor for nearly 30 years, says he has learned to honor the request "Pray for me" as a cry for help. "It is an acknowledgment that we are limited and finite creatures. It is a trust placed in a higher power," he comments. "It is always prompted by a situation that would not be desired, yet it is always an occasion for the grace of God."
Carter compares a person in need—whether it's because of illness,...