Quakers often don’t use the word “prayer”. Instead, you’ll hear someone say “Can we hold xxxx in the light”, or “I’ll hold you in the light”. But as each person has their own understanding of the divine, so will describe and define the divine in unique and personal ways. Likewise, they will have different actions or expectations associated with the concept of “prayer”.
For me, I see holding someone in the light as promising to pay attention to them and their needs. To setting aside my ego and expectations, opening myself up to being a conduit between that person/circumstance and G-D, the divine. When I have asked to be held in the light it is usually from a place of confusion, of feeling uncertain, thirsty to be connected to the divine. Knowing that others are also acting as a conduit helps me continue to hope and hold trust that my thirst will be refreshed.