“Pray for me.”
Those are words many of us have uttered when we just don’t have words to express how we’re doing that day. Instead of being a mere dismissal of information, it’s an actual request, often out of desperation, or a last resort.
When someone says “pray for me,” that’s all they want; not the insistence that all will be well, or to hear someone say, “keep your chin up, ‘this too shall pass’.” A simple prayer request is not an invitation to get ultra-spiritual with flowery, poetic sentiment. People want just a moment of your time when you remember them in prayer. Scolding, judging, and digging for more details to make yourself feel better, doesn’t help anyone, ever. You don’t have to know everything, and it’s not supposed to make sense to you. God knows the details, and that is all that matters.
Just pray; because when someone says that to you, that is the ONLY thing you can do for them right then.
Just pray; God will take it from there.
Be good, be gracious, and be a blessing to someone.