Sometimes someone will ask me to pray for their sick Aunt Mildred, and I’ll be praying for that sick aunt, and suddenly wonder why I should stop at Aunt Mildred. So I’ll pray for all the sick people in the world (wondering if it might have been simpler if I’d started there in the first place) and that leads me to think about all the healthy people in the world and shouldn’t somebody pray them, and why don’t more of us pray for all people everywhere?
I just might be guilty of over-thinking it sometimes. Here is a good thought:
“I have always been comforted by this thought, that whatever I may forget in my own private prayers, as long as I pray the Lord’s Prayer I have at any rate covered all the principles.” Martyn Lloyd-Jones