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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