There is nothing that prepares your heart for despair. When you are riding along and you see someone homeless. Someone in need of help. Someone crying from grief. Nothing hurts more then that of a love one passing away. It hurts deep down inside to witness all. We get through it. We help. We hug. We cry. All of which are portions of our souls. Our burdens can become heavy at times. That is what God is for. And there is nothing wrong with praying for another. Making a request on someone elses behalf. God hears all. Giving from your heart and soul is what is all about.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.