Prayer is something that is really important to all of us, especially to missionaries. I feel that prayer is very sacred. This has caused me some problems. I must confess, that I never thought that I would receive negative pressure at the MTC of all places because of how I view my relationship with my Heavenly Father and our sacred form of communication.
Less than two minutes, so long story short: our teachers have asked us repeatedly to pray about and for our “investigators.” I have refused. Our investigators are really our teachers acting a part. I am not going to make a mockery of prayer by praying for an actor playing a part. I don’t have a problem praying for the Spirit or to be inspired. I’ve been made to cry several times by both my teachers and their boss about this. Yet I don’t feel it is right.