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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 (more…)

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The Contributor, Vol. 14, No. 9, p.460 “…it is not possible for a man to obtain salvation and exaltation without marriage, holy and eternal.

There should be created a sentiment and a faith in the hearts of all young Latter-day Saints in this principle and early marriages, because life is short. If we run out the three score years and ten allotted to man it is only a brief span, and we ought to commence our married life at a proper age. All men and women, I understand, should be married at least before they are twenty- four years of age.” – Francis M. Lyman, June 4, 1893 (more…)

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