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How to Pray

How to Pray

Prayer is the method God planned to allow us to communicate with Him while we are living on Earth. While there is a pattern to prayer, there are no firm rules and prayer can often be an informal conversation held throughout the day. However, when we are praying publicly or in a more planned but private prayer, there are guidelines we should follow. These ensure our prayers are respectful and contain all that needs to be included. Mormons—a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus—teach that prayer should begin with a respectful greeting to God. Most begin by saying, “Dear Heavenly Father” or “Our beloved Father in Heaven” or something similar. They do not pray directly to Jesus because Jesus instructed them to pray to God through Jesus Christ. “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may... Read the rest of this entry »