Mormons are counseled to pray often and therefore Mormons typically pray several times per day.
When do Mormons pray?
There is no set pattern or schedule for prayer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rather, Mormons are instructed to pray frequently and whenever needed. In the Book of Mormon, it is written in Alma 34 (taking place around 74 B.C.):
Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;
Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is mighty to save.
Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him.
Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks.
Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening.
Yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies.
Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness.
Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them.
Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase.
But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness.
Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you.
How do Mormons pray?
Mormons believe that prayer is communication between us and God, our Father in Heaven. Therefore, a prayer is opened by addressing our Father in Heaven, commonly saying something like “Our Father in Heaven…” This is followed by words of thanks or gratitude for the things we have been blessed with. Next, specific blessings can be asked for oneself or for others. Finally, the prayer is concluded by saying, “In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”