I had three pastoral visits today and I realised something when I pray with the person before I leave. I ask God to ‘continue’ things in my prayers. ‘Continue to love them’, ‘continue to bless them’, and the like. After each visit, I have thought how stupid it must sound and it reminds me of those people who pray with ‘Father’ every other word or asking God to ‘just’ do something. I don’t give much thought to what I will pray for, as I generally try to pray from what the person has told me, but my prayers could get better.