- This spell's main use, both in PvE and PvP, lies as a "panic button". That extra heal can give you the precious few more seconds needed to out-last the enemy or to get in one final Shadow Word: Death.
- Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Minor update.
- Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Desperate Prayer now heals the priest for 30% of their total health, up from a very subpar value.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Desperate Prayer made available to all priests.
- Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): Should now be affected by the Holy Specialization talents.