Originally Posted by KoalaMama
Intent speaks volumes to me, so no, I would not be offended if I were sharing my sadness/troubles and you offered prayers. And I think it's very thoughtful of you to ask.
I also totally get what others' are saying about being offered prayers when there's no question about what you think of praying. The examples I'm seeing here sound like passive aggressive behaviour, to me. (sunnmama... I'm so sorry for your loss. And how absolutely horrible that your co-worker would do that to you!)
Leilalu... I know this is a digression from the point of the thread, but I don't see how choosing the path of following Christ while being open to the possibility that it's not the only truth out there is a problem. Sounds pretty enlightened, to me. And how exactly is she supposed to 'find out for sure'? I figure none of us are getting that 'a-ha!' moment until after we're dead.