I'm a parent and grandparent. When I pray, I always include my children and grandchildren. I pray for their health, emotional well-being, job prospects, safety - and I always pray for the state of their soul. Every parent does, if they are a believer.
It's said to be every parent's nightmare, the fear that wakes them from a sound sleep in the night - the fear that their child will precede them in death. We had a glimpse of this a few years ago, when one of ours had an episode of cancer. He is fine now, and re-building his life and career.
So, the pain of this man strikes home.