Why the Opening Prayer of the General Women’s Session Was Historical

Posted by in Religion on 24. Jan, 2015 | No Comments Yet

In the General Women’s Session this fall, Sister Dorah Mkhabela of Soweto, South Africa gave the opening prayer. Many Mormons have noted the historical importance of watching the first woman of African descent to give a prayer in a conference session.

When We Do Not Have the Words

Posted by in Religion on 22. Apr, 2012 | No Comments Yet

Something I like about being Mormon is our emphasis on praying using our own words as opposed to fixed language. But what can we do when spontaneous prayers feel hollow or empty?

Mormon Prayer Taboo

Posted by in Religion on 02. Nov, 2011 | No Comments Yet

For those who witness Mormon prayers, it’s easy to catch many language patterns and conventions. Even more specifically, you can find oddly worded phrases or curious word usages that are commonplace.