“…some misguided members of the Church may ‘begin to pray directly to Christ because of some special friendship they feel has been developed’ with him. This is wrong, said Elder McConkie. We should pray directly to the Father…” —The Ensign, June 1998, p. 59
Who did the Nephites in the Book of Mormon pray to?
“…Jesus came… he commanded his disciples that they should pray. And behold, they began to pray; and they did pray unto Jesus, calling him their Lord and their God.” —3 Nephi 19:15, 17-18
Who did Paul and Stephen in the Bible pray to?
“…I besought the Lord thrice… And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory…that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”—2 Corinthians 12:8-9
“And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”—Acts 7:59
How can you have “fellowship” with someone you never talk to?
“…and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” —1 John 1:3