And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
(Job 42:10)
Job was a man who had lost everything including his wealth, his home, his family and even his own health. In suffering such great affliction Job was justified in asking for prayer for his own problems but the Lord restored Job’s losses AFTER he prayed for others. It’s easy to pray for our own needs but God’s abundant blessings are released when we consider first the needs of others.