As a community of faith, we care about one another especially in times of sickness or other distress. In scripture, people came to Jesus or were brought to him by their friends for healing. That is the purpose of the email prayer chain.
We can’t always be of help physically, but our prayers are of great importance and can be felt by those for whom we pray. We say this on the testimony of those who have experienced that power.
“Prayer is the first and greatest work of charity that we must do for our brothers and sisters.” Pope John Paul II