What does ‘praying in the spirit’ mean?

Question   Dear Gramps, Could you please explain what “praying in the Spirit, with all our prayer and supplication” is that is mentioned in Ephesians 6:18?  I see from other Christian sources that it means praying in tongues or “speaking with...

Should I pray silently?

Question   Gramps, I read with great interest your answer to the question can Satan read our thoughts. Since the answer is no, but of course he can discern our thoughts from our actions. I got to thinking I should offer my prayers in silence so Satan does not...

Can Heavenly Father hear our silent prayers?

Question   Hello Gramps, I have prayed all of my life and never given it a second thought really. But recently my husband has stopped praying and said that he believes that God cannot read our minds, therefore cannot hear our silent prayers in our minds. I...

How can I feel worthy to pray when I’ve sinned?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am currently inactive and want to come back. I have been praying (and reading Alma), but I feel I am not worthy to pray let alone ask God for help in prayer because of the grave sins I have committed whilst away.  He must be kind of...

Does praying for an evil person violate that person’s agency?

Question   Gramps, I understand that men do evil because of their misuse of agency and that God allows evil to happen so that he can hold people accountable for their actions.  Why isn’t praying for protection from the evil person not a violation of that...

Should we really bother praying for anything?

Question   Gramps, People constantly pray for others: for their healing, for temporal blessings, for spiritual blessings. But we are also told that these blessings will only be given if it’s the Lord’s will. If the Lord is just going to do whatever He...

Would God answer my prayers regarding a non believer?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have great faith in our Heavenly Father and pray often but I was just wondering,if I were to ask the Lord to make someone well who is sick but that sick person was a non believer,would God still answer my prayer? Shelley   Answer...

Is it okay to have my college apartment dedicated?

Question   Gramps, I know that dedicating a home is aimed more towards homes and families, but is it acceptable to ask for my college apartment to be dedicated in a way that’s not so specific to the residents? Only to invite the spirit and keep it a place...
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