The Lord is God of all comfort. He comforts and strengthens us, sometimes using his people as the means to do so. As Paul talks of his afflictions, we see he trusted deeply in the Lord and called upon his people to pray constantly.
He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.2 Corinthians 1:10-11