[Avodah] praying for one to die

Akiva Miller akivagmiller at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 12:56:44 PDT 2021

R' Joel Rich asked:

> Praying for one in excruciating pain to die has some halachic
> underpinning. Others suggest one simply pray for HKB”H to do
> what’s best for the individual. Why isn’t this what we should
> pray for in any situation?

To me, this seems very much like other cases where one prays for some
specific thing, even though that thing might not be what is truly in his
best interests. Whatever answer works for you in those other situations,
perhaps it works here too.

Akiva Miller
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