While I'm waiting for the Florida Conference's server to send me a new password so that I can do Year-End Reports, I thought that I'd point out Michael Spencer's excellent post in which he condemns the practice of saying condescendingly to people "I'll pray for you" as a way of expressing disdain:
If that prayer request was put forward to make you look ________________ (fill in the blank), then it’s a show, not a prayer. It’s just another version of prayers said for an audience, similar to “I thank thee Lord that I am not like other men….such as Spencer over there.”
As I've written before, prayer is a sacred act before God, not a rhetorical prop to be used against other people. Keep it holy, folks.