People sometimes say ‘I will pray for you’ , ‘prayers’ or something similar. Speaking from my own experience, it is well meant but not always followed through. Maybe sometimes it is said in embarrassment as in ‘Oh no- I don’t know what to say, this is uncomfortable: better say something’.
Most annoying is when it is said glibly as just more Christian saccharine traffic from someone who does not want to share the pain.
‘I will pray for you’
Must never be uttered glibly by those reclining on their couches,
But by those
Bruised and bloody from the fight,
Or those whose Hope has nearly gone
From the struggle,
Perhaps even those
Who have stopped using words,
But never with a smile,
As a honeyed platitude,
From behind a mask.