How to Pray to God

by | Mar. 06, 2015

News from Utah

Jesus taught not pray only to be seen by others. Instead, find a quiet, secret place to pray openly without disruption. He also taught not to use vain repetitions, but to be sincere and think about what we say during each prayer.

We begin our prayers by addressing our Father in Heaven. We then tell Him about our days, what’s on our minds, what we are thankful for, and what we need from Him. When we ask God for things, we should do it with humble hearts. It is better to seek to know what God wants for us than it is to focus on what we want.

While there should be order and reverence to how we pray, our prayers are conversations with Heavenly Father, so we can talk openly with Him. There is no time limit on prayers. We close our prayers with this phrase: “In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

Some may think the only way to pray is on our knees, eyes closed, heads bowed, and arms folded. This manner of prayer shows our respect to God, but it is not the only way to pray.

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