By elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. -George Carlin
Question #789 posted on 09/25/2003 midnight
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I heard from a friend who heard from a friend, that a member of the seventy discouraged single wards from having ward prayer on sunday nights. What is the reality of this?
- Anonymous

A: Dear Nony,

It may be the opinion of that Seventy that ward prayer isn't kosher, but as far as an official directive sent down through the ranks I'm quite confident there hasn't been one because if there had, it wouldn't exist.

- Scruffy
A: Dear Anon,

I find it hard to believe that any GA would ever discourage prayer, in any form.

::: Latro :::
A: Dear Anon,

I think it depends on the ward/stake. My old ward had ward prayer, but my new one doesn't (let alone do much of anything...) I did hear once that the purpose of ward prayer is the prayer, not a flirt-a-thon, so that might be the reason that some people don't have it.

- Duchess