I want to clarify what could have been misconstrued in my sermon about prayer. I noted how we as Christians can use prayer language loosely, to the point that we say "pray for me" and "I'll pray for you" as mere conversation starters and endings. Nevertheless, it is good to ask for prayer and to assure that we will pray. My point is that prayer is the activity we all assume is what we ought to be doing, so much so that we rarely admit to ourselves that we do little of it even as we make so much reference to it.
So, ask for prayer; say that you will pray; but be sure to pray!