This is a genuine question. I caught myself this morning doing this....... If I am in general conversation with you. And lets say in that conversation you said something like, well my wife is sick.... Something along those lines. Anytime I am met with a situation like this, I always respond, "I'll include her in my prayers". And it is a genuine response from me. I do include that person in my evening prayer. More so it is my way of indicating a level of sympathy toward your wife's illness........ So say you aren't a person of faith and that conversation takes place. Do you find that offensive?