Prayer is one of the greatest blessings we have while we are here on earth. Through prayer we can communicate with our Heavenly Father and seek His guidance daily.
Prayer is sincere, heartfelt talk with our Heavenly Father. Prayer has been an important part of the gospel from the beginning of the world. An angel of the Lord commanded Adam and Eve to repent and call upon God in the name of the Son.This commandment has never been taken away. Prayer will help you draw closer to God. All of our thoughts, words, and actions are influenced by our prayers.
How should you pray?
No matter where we are, whether we stand or kneel, whether we pray vocally or silently, whether we pray privately or in behalf of a group, we should always pray in faith, "with a sincere heart, with real intent"(Moroni 10:4).
As you pray to your Heavenly Father, tell him what you really feel in your heart, confide in Him, ask Him for forgiveness, plead with Him, Thank Him, express your love for Him. We should not repeat meaningless words and phrases. We should always ask that His will be done, remembering that what we desire may not be best for us(3 Nephi 18:20). At the end of our prayer, close in the name of Jesus Christ.