Yet another situation where chessed-kindness can be done with speech is to pray for someone who is sick that he recover. This is included in the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim (attending to the sick), and it is a branch of chessed.
Anyone who contemplates this matters, sees that the trait of chessed extends to almost all areas, and sometimes one can do this mitzvah with great ease and at practically no cost, yet there are some people who take it lightly. We sometimes see people spending large amounts of money on the trifles of this World, such as when it relates to honor or to best another person, but such matters add no benefit to the person, not in this World nor in the World to Come. Yet when it comes to matters of doing chessed, for which the person “eats their fruit in this World and the principle is set aside in the World to Come,” these people refrain from expending any of their money. The reason for this is that the Yetzer Ha-ra does not let the person realize the great importance of the trait of chessed nor the extent of one’s obligation to engage in it.