3 Nephi 19:18; “And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.”
James 1:5-6; “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
Jesus is not the God of Mormonism. Jesus is the elder spiritual brother in Mormonism as is Satan. Elohim/Heavenly Father is the name of God to the Mormon and he is an exalted man who was once on an earth much like this one.
Additionally, Mormons do not pray to Jesus. They pray to their “Heavenly Father” in the name of Jesus, but never directly to Jesus.