Is it appropriate to write out our prayers before giving them?

Question   Gramps, I listened to a podcast recently where a person of another faith talked about their personal practice of writing out their prayers. I usually think my best when I’m writing and often get a little side tracked when I pray. Would there be...

Can we pray over the phone?

Question   Gramps, Are we allowed to prayer over the phone?   I was told by 2 bishops that we do not pray over the phone.  Recently I received a mission calling for volunteer work for Familysearch and I was asked to pray over the phone.  So have things changed or...

Are we meant to pray to God or to Jesus?

Question   Hi Gramps, Are we meant to pray God or to Jesus?  The Bible states the only way to God is through Jesus.  If we’re to pray to Jesus, it doesn’t make sense to pray to Jesus and then conclude the prayer with (in Jesus name). Thanks. Chris...

Do we pray to the Father and to the Son?

Question   Dear Gramps, This is a something I’ve really been wondering about lately. When we pray, it is to Heavenly Father and in the name of Jesus Christ. We can feel the Holy Ghost and receive promptings, and we pray to Heavenly Father. I’m not...

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...
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