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The usefulness of ‘Thinking about you’

18 October 2013


From Gilene Oekhue

Sir, - Simon Parke drew attention to "Thinking of you/Praying for you" (Comment, 11 October). Most of us are thankful for prayer, whether we are told of it or not.

Nevertheless, "I will pray for you" can sometimes to some people apparently mean "I am well in with God; I'll put in a word for you," and possibly seem condescending. "I'll think of you" is a more useful phrase, and can mean both thought and prayer (and not upset the atheists).

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