Well, I never pray for money, nor seldom for physical healing, especially when I know what Jesus means when He conveyed to Paul what He meant about grace: 9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong, ( 2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
First of all, there are millions of people throughout the world that are in worse physical pain than me. I recognize this and always include their healing in my prayers. Secondly, pain always accompanies 'old age' regardless of how well a person takes care of themselves. Many also tell me that pain and suffering is mostly attributable to emotional issues in their lives (this coming from many of my holistic friends) and that those 'psychological' problems must be addressed before healing can ensue. Lastly, I believe God allows many of us to experience the "Job Syndrome (afflictions that God allows Satan to inflict to test our faith resolve).
As we can see how troubled society is nowadays, and that so many need words of encouragement and insights to God's will, I am determined to continue the 'good fight' and contribute as much as I can to be a force for good, and hopefully to do the best that I can with the tools I've been given.
But, like Paul, who was also known for more than his share of arrogance and boasting in God, nevertheless moved forward and approached God in this manner: