"We all davened (prayed) for that sick boy; so why is Yaacov still
"Before Yaacov davens for a sick person, he thinks about the pain and
suffering of that person and his family. That makes his prayer more
When Moshe sent 12,000 soldiers out to battle (Bimidbar 31:4) he also
had 12,000 other soldiers pair up with them to daven for them (Bimidbar
Rabba 22:3). Rav Yerachmiel Chusid of the Mirrer Yeshiva asks why was it
necessary to have special people davening, wasn't everybody praying? He
answers that the more attached one is to the one he is praying for, and
the closer one is to the danger, the greater the depths of his prayers.
Do your prayers emanate from the depths of your heart??