Typically for both good and bad reasons. Good reason: for the glory of Jesus, especially with pre-believers. Bad reason: so I can feel better about myself, have some righteousness/performance of my own.
–ShepherdDave, unsatisfied with himself for the wrong reason, needing prayer for fresh conviction of sin, so he’ll be momentarily transformed into DumbSheepDave, who enjoys himself just as he is enjoyed by his ShepherdJesus, while curious and expectant to see if and when his ShepherdJesus will use suffering to change him more (please pray now)
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