Wow! What a surprise this isn’t. Researchers have found that praying for heart bypass patients had no effect on their recovery.
In fact, the complication rate was higher for those patients who were confident that someone was praying for them, compared to those who were uncertain of such prayers.
This implies that if you’re faced with a serious situation you shouldn’t say, “Please pray for me.” Rather, make it “Please, don’t pray for me.”
Another interpretation: “The results laid bare Jesus' hostility towards those who think he can be bothered with their personal problems.”