Of all completely meaningless things that annoy me, high on the list is when Young Women is referred to as “Young Women’s.” I’d spend more time elaborating on that, but I really need to finish this post so I can get on to my Relief Society’s lesson.
Further down in the ranking of irritants is when those who have been asked to pray in a meeting confuse that to mean that they are to bear testimony, teach a lesson, or preach a sermon.
Way back in the day, one of the wisest of all apostles suggested a time-limit for opening and closing prayers in Sacrament Meeting(‘s?). I can’t readily find the source, but if memory serves it was something akin to 1.5 minutes max. But maybe that’s just wishful thinking.
Still, if you’re called on to say a prayer in a public meeting, please reflect on the audience and consider aligning your prayer length with a reasonable approximation of the average attention span.
Parents of toddlers everywhere thank you.