Bede 1 asked for prayers because of composing his XXX quaestiones.
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(Monk and writer, d. 735) : Because Bede 1 have been zealous to satisfy Nothhelm 2's requests in these responses, following in the footsteps of the Fathers, Bede 1 begged that Nothhelm 2 would remember to intercede together with his brethren (Anonymi 432) for the welfare of his body and soul in return
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 735-739)