A church in Georgia published a rather long prayer list. They thought it would be helpful to identify the reason for each one being on the list. In this way people could pray for specific needs and problems, rather than praying in vague generalities. There were all the usual things: hospitalized, bereaved, facing surgery.

But beside the name of one man on the list was written "pain in the neck." Most churches have a member or two who deserves that description, but few put it in print! And it does seem sometimes that only prayer can cure that affliction.