I have a friend who is diagnosed with renal cancer. I have another friend who God has gifted with the gift of healing. In the middle of our prayer time, while kinda circled around, I asked my healing gifted friend to pray for my cancer inflicted friend. I had absolutely no right to ask the one to pray for the other. But I passionately hoped maybe God would listen to “the big gun” on healing.
I refer to this type of prayer as “playing the slots”, but not for the reason you would suppose. I reject the idea of someone requesting I pray on demand. This being similar to pulling the arm of a slot machine. I take my prayer serious and I don’t appreciate being put in a position that if I refuse to pray, I am looked at with incredulous stares. Everyone looks like I have just personally taken the 1st step toward hell.