A prayer request (for example) can be for a relative who is ill, for someone who has passed away, for a business venture, for safe travel, or simply for a friend's good health and long life.
Prayer requests are always welcome, and are customarily accompanied by an offering. Sponsoring offerings at a Buddhist monastery is a traditional means of accumulating merit, and purifying illness and obstacles. Prayer requests may also be made without an offering.
If you wish to sponsor traditional offerings and prayers (i.e.- Butterlamps and Fire Offerings for someone who has passed away or very ill), please go to the KTC Monastery website.