I understand that when praying for a sick person, whether privately or in a mishaberach following the Torah reading, one should omit honorifics; e.g. not to use "HaRav" when praying for a rabbi, or not inserting "haKohen" or "haLevi" in the name for a kohen or levi. For example, just last night, our rav had us pray for an ill levi without mentioning his tribal status when giving us his name. Many people I know, however, don't know this. What is the source and reasoning for excluding the honorific, and are there any contrary opinions? Is including honorifics wrong?
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See continuation there, where he brings Elisha not referring to Eliyahu as his master as an example - not just father/son.
Birkei Yosef Yoreh De'ah 242 (explaining Sefer Chasidim1):
It is inappropriate to mention someone else's stature when speaking to Hashem, as everyone is nothing compared to His greatness.
1Birkei Yosef seems that he is quoting Sefer Chasidim, but I did not find those words in our text of Sefer Chasidim.