How to Daven for another-Mentioning names

How to pray on behalf of another:[1]

One who is praying and arousing mercy on behalf of another, needs to mention his name in the prayer, if he is not making the request in front of the person. [Even one who is praying for his father is to mention his father’s name rather than simply say my father.[2]]

[1] Admur 119/3; M”A 119/1; See Brachos 34a

[2] Kneses Hagedola Y.D. 240 in name of Sefer Chassidim; Rav Akiva Eiger; Kaf Hachaim 119/6

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