I sat across from my friend as he spilled out his challenges through heart-felt words. I knew there was an expectation that we’d pray for his needs soon. This prayer time was common practice, a show of belief that God should be involved in such things. As I prayed for my friend, I asked for healing, for guidance, for patience while he waited for the answer. I covered a lot of bases because the truth was – I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from our prayer. I said the words “please heal” because I knew I should say them. But my expectations on this occasion didn’t include any immediate healing.