For starters, I'm aware I handled this badly.
Christian writers group. We're accustomed to praying for one another's needs, and some of the things we discuss are pretty personal.
Member: So, how was your Christmas?
Me: Horrible. I don't even want to talk about it, but please keep me in your prayers.
Member: Oh, wow. What happened?
Me: I really don't want to talk about it.
Member: You don't want to tell me?
Me: No, I'm not going to talk about it. My family is okay, but I really need prayers.
The others in the group, later on, were fine with praying for me for an undisclosed intention.
Although it irritated me at the time, it's not that she's rude or anything. I think it's just that she's so used to me sharing stuff and so used to the American tendency to say, "I don't even want to talk about it! I hate my mother and I don't want to talk about it because she wouldn't let me go to that dance and she set my hair on fire and I just don't want to think about it any longer! Can you believe it? And then she said--"
I just wish I hadn't had to be forceful in telling her I didn't want to talk about it. I wish there were a "pray for me" button I could push and then select "undisclosed intention" from the drop-down menu.
They did say they would pray for me, which makes me feel better.