A friend of my husband's who my husband hasn't seen for quite a while was on his mind. He felt like he should pray for this friend. So he did.
But he went a step further.
He contacted his old friend and told him he was praying for him. That telling ended up being a big blessing to the friend.
We all must have people we suddenly pray for. Maybe if we do, we ought to tell them. I haven't met one person who is offended by being told I prayed for them.
I heard something on the radio that said something similar. The lady said that when she thinks about someone she gives them a call.
What it tells me is that when someone comes to mind, we need to do something about that person. Maybe pray. Maybe call. Maybe write a letter. Maybe all three!
God created us to be in relationship with Him and each other. Thinking of someone just doesn't happen. There's a reason for it. Make it a good reason with your actions.
"He has committed to us the word of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19d