"Preacher," a church member said to me one Sunday, "I was driving in front of the church this morning, and I saw you standing by yourself up there at the top of the front steps. I knew what you were doing; I knew you were praying. And I just want you to know it made me feel better."
It somehow makes us feel better knowing somebody's praying, though I can't explain exactly why.
I've never been much of a country music fan, but I can listen to Ricky Skaggs sing,
Somebody's Prayin,' over and over.