20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
1 John 5:14-15
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
How many times have you been praying for something and then that little voice starts telling you how selfish you are? It points out how many have it so much worse than you and that you should stop praying for what you need. Then when you start praying for someone else that same voice tries to tell you that people have it worse than the person you are praying for. That voice will make you think those people are just being needy and you will actually start to get annoyed with them. I know this because I have been there. I have been the one asking God for help and I have been the one praying for someone else. The thing is, it does not matter how big nor how small the problem is. If you feel you need to pray about it, then do it. If someone asks you to pray about something then do it. Ignore that voice. I learned to ignore it after being in the hospital many times with my son. I know people had it worse than we did. I did not care what that voice was saying to me. I prayed day and night. I begged God to heal my son. I learned to ask people to pray no matter if it was a major surgery or something small like a cold. I learned to ask without fear of being judged nor mocked. You have to come to the conclusion that many will have it worse than you and many will have it easier than you. Pray for them anyways. Just remember that no matter how great the need may be, God is willing to listen. No matter how small the need may be, God is still willing to listen.