Why do we use Old English when saying prayers?

Why do we use Old English when saying prayers?

Question   Gramps, Why do we use old English when we say prayers?  Also, how do we do it correctly?  Words like “Canst” “Wilt” and similar conjugations can be confusing.  Thanks! Tyler   Answer   Tyler, I thank thee for thy...
Should we pray for food in a public setting?

Should we pray for food in a public setting?

Question   Gramps, Should we pray over food in a public setting such as restaurants? Austin   Answer   Austin, We should always have a prayer in our hearts. As we read in Alma 34:27: “Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let...
Do we really need to bless the donuts?

Do we really need to bless the donuts?

Question   Hey Gramps!I feel that it’s unnecessary after Church activities to bless refreshments “that they will nourish and strengthen our bodies” when typically those refreshments are food items like brownies and donuts.I’m uncomfortable...
How can I express my honest feelings to God without murmuring?

How can I express my honest feelings to God without murmuring?

Question   Dear Gramps, I had a very bitter thing happen to me 8 years ago.  It has never been resolved.  I have prayed to God all these years for intervention which has never come.  How can I honestly express my feelings of utter and complete frustration to God...
How does one overcome lustful thoughts?

How does one overcome lustful thoughts?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have a lusting problem. Fortunately, I don’t have a pornography problem. I have tried and tried and tried for over 30 years now to overcome looking with lust at immodestly dressed women I see in public. I am no closer now to...
Who do I believe?

Who do I believe?

Question   Gramps, Some questions I have asked you I have asked other people before and after I’ve seen your answer. Who am I to believe?  Sometimes my Sunday School teacher will give me a different answer than my Seminary teacher which might be different...
Praying to Jehovah

Praying to Jehovah

I’ve been a member of the Church for 12 years. I firmly believe in the distinct personages of God the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I know that the Church teaches us to follow the example of the Savior by praying to God the Father (as evidenced in...
Difficult in Receiving Revelation

Difficult in Receiving Revelation

Dear Gramps, I was reading in church history how difficult it was for President Spencer W. Kimball to get the 1978 revelation on the priesthood. He spent months in the upper rooms of the Salt Lake Temple, pondering and praying upon the matter before he felt he had an...
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