Do you have a funny prayer story?
We all have one, right?
I can honestly say I’ve never been witness to this first one below.
At a huge mission homecoming a priest was blessing the sacrament and started off
"O God. The eternal water."
The congregation laughed during the entire time he had to repeat the prayer
— Mitchel Nelson (@Mitchelnelson4) August 2, 2018
Children say the most interesting things, and prayers are no different!
Teaching primary, our church is a block from train tracks. Same kid volunteered every week and always included, "and please bless the train that it won't jump its tracks and destroy the church and kill us all."
— Brett Lutz (@brettlutz) August 2, 2018
This is what happens when we use vain repetitions. 😂
Just as we were getting ready to say prayer over dinner as a family the phone rang. My sister (about 13 y/o) jumped up to grab it and picked up the receiver and answered with, "Dear Heavenly Father, I'm so grateful for this day…"
— CopperTopHomeGurl (@TheGingerMia) August 2, 2018
I really hope this has never happened in any other Sacrament Meeting.
A priest is saying the sacrament prayer and screws up. Catching his mistake and embarrassed by it, he instinctively drops the F-bomb. Picked up on the mic and broadcast to everyone in the congregation. The Bishop turns to him and, with a look of horror, mouths “no!”
— Jack Christensen (@ChristensenJack) August 2, 2018
I wonder if this was a joke or it just happened?
One time my friend ended his prayer by saying “Ame-rica”
— Brady (@kilgore_brady) August 2, 2018
Another vain repetition prayer rears its ugly head. 😂
When I was in the youth, we played hockey for a combined activity. The kid saying the prayer at the end said “please bless we can take this…hockey…into our daily lives.” Almost 20 years later and we still tease him about that
— Cameron Searle (@cameron_s101) August 2, 2018
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
Yeah, personally not seeing this as a very effective way to do missionary work.
I had some missionaries that thought it was hilarious to start a prayer with “Our beloved Joseph Smith” as a joke to investigators.
— Josh (@HuntStar05) August 2, 2018
Has anyone else put their companion to sleep while praying on the mission? I looked over at my companion one time during prayer and he was drooling.
Mission: On my knees and my mind went blank.
"I don't know what else to say…"
"What are you talking about?"
"Companionship prayer… I can't think of what else to say…"
"You finished the prayer 20 minutes ago."
— &roux Z a u g g . (@ZogUte) August 3, 2018
Being a Bishop has to be very uncomfortable at times.
A Dad was giving his son his baby blessing, and in the middle of the prayer blesses him to become a prophet when he is older. The Bishop turns to him and says “you can’t do that.” To which the Dad says, “oh.” Waves his hand above his sons head and says, “undone”
— BradenZaddams (@braden_adams82) August 2, 2018
You have to admire this man’s efficiency.
A middle aged single guy on my mission told us about how he had one prayer over his groceries every time he went shopping, that way he didn't ahve to worry about meal time prayers.
We thought maybe he was joking, but it turns out he was dead serious. pic.twitter.com/AMJNPQbGTW
— Latter-day Doofus (@LatterdayDoofus) August 3, 2018
My brother-in-law found some scribbles on the pew in front of them. He disapprovingly told his 3 year old daughter, "don't do that, Jesus doesn't want is to draw on his bench." She looked up and said "Jesus, can I color on your bench? OK, thanks!"
— Dally Boy (@GenuineDallin) August 2, 2018
Now this is an example of someone who talks to God just as if they were talking to someone else in the room.
House prayer on my mission (4 missionaries), phone rings. My companion says, mid-prayer, “Heavenly Father, can you please wait for minute, I need to answer the phone?” Answers the phone while we wait. Returns, “Okay, Heavenly Father, thanks for waiting.” Finished prayer normally.
— Aaron MitcHELL Kinser⚖️ (@AaronK_MN) August 3, 2018
How about you? What is the funniest or strangest prayer story that you have witnessed? Leave us a comment and we’ll feature the funniest responses in a future article. Also, check out our bonus below, a free printable, 10 Tips for Meaning Prayer.