I don't mean to start any religious debates, but a friend of mine brought this to my attention and I am now curious to how other people feel. A couple of weeks ago I began going through a serious family medical problem. Everyone - friends I haven't spoken to in 10 years to current friends and even strangers - kept saying that they would pray for us. It was in such an abundance that I was getting annoyed, but I always said thank you with a smile because I know they meant well. First off I'm living in part if the "bible belt" so religion is everywhere. Second, I'm not religious. My husband is Wicca and I'm just not sure what I believe in. I do believe there is some kind of great force or being/s out there, but what that exactly is, I'm not sure. And I don't like being pressured to attend church, I have a best friend who asks every time I see her. Anyways my questions are, what are your feelings when put into this type of situation? Is there anything else someone could say other than "I'll pray for you"? and I'm also wondering how many of the people who said they would pray for us really did. If you said you would pray for someone, do you really pray for them, or are you just saying the words because it is supposedly the best thing to say to someone when they are going through a difficult time?