What’s the etiquette for praying for a member of the opposite sex? Only a young girl at church has asked me to pray for stabbing pains in her chest and I want to know if it would be uncouth of me to lay my hands on the affected area?
Tom Letts, Harlow
I’d say it’s probably best if you don’t touch her at all. Even touching the shoulder is a grey area as you might catch her bra strap. If you’re not careful sunshine you could find yourself being disciplined by your pastor, or getting a swift beating from the girl’s father. Take a lady with you or ask a female to take your place.
You’re treading on thin ice.