Matthew 6:5 “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”

The Contributor, Vol. 14, No. 9, p.460 “…I think that as Latter day Saints we cannot be too careful in this regard, to avoid the too frequent repetition of the name of Deity. Not only the name of the Father, but the name of the Son. I think we sin in this regard, not alone in our public speaking, but in our ordinances, in our prayers, and you will notice that it has become almost a universal practice in our ordinances, such as administering to the sick, anointing with oil, confirming, ordaining, setting apart, etc., that we frequently use the name of Deity, and nearly always the name of the Savior is used at least twice, at the beginning of every prayer and at the close. …

When we approach the Lord in prayer, and address Him as all our prayers should be addressed to Him, it is all-sufficient either at the beginning or the close, and only necessary in one place for us to ask these blessings and favors in the name of the Savior. If this becomes painful to us at times when we notice it in ourselves and others, how must it be to our Heavenly Father, who has so carefully instructed us in regard to these things!” – Francis M. Lyman, June 4, 1893
Isaiah 33:22 “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.”

Micah 7:7 “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”

A few days ago, we looked at Mr. Lyman’s speech when he spoke on the importance of getting married at a young age. Today we’re looking at the first part of that same speech where he told people not to use Jesus’ name too much during their prayers. See Prayer Life of Mormons for other quotes on how members are to pray.

This is but one of the ways LDS leadership tries to control the relationship of God and its members. The less time you spend adoring the True God, the less you know Him, and the further you walk away from Him.

I came across two very helpful sites,, and Heaven’s Inspirations. They both have  a ton of references on praying God’s word, and various other great insights so be sure to check it out!

Also make sure to pray around a Mormon every chance you get, so they can experience the true way Christians worship the Lord!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18