Dear Rabbi Simon,
Could I have your thoughts please on how long one must keep names on davening lists for? I have several names of holim that aren’t recent, and I have no way of knowing if they still need my tefillot. Do you think I should continue to mention them in my prayers?
Many thanks in advance.
Thank you for your question.
If you have no way of knowing if a particular person (whose name you have been including in your tefillot) is still in need of your prayers, I suggest that you may remove his/her name after 30 days. This does not mean that you should only pray for someone for 30 days max. I am referring only to a patient whose name you have, but you have no means of clarifying the status (or identity) of that person.
May Hashem hearken to all your prayers!
Rabbi Rashi Simon