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    Hi! In reference to the way of opening a meeting, is it correct to translate "open in prayer" as "abrir en oración" or "abrir con oración"? To my mind, this is an anglicism, and the Spanish phrase should be "iniciar con oración" or "comenzar con oración". Thanks

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    HI Salty, I agree with you "Iniciar con una oración" sounds a lot better

    Best regards .

    Truly, my dear young friends, you are a chosen generation. I hope you will never forget it.
    Gordon B. Hinckley

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    in Spanish, the verb ´abrir´ as a literal equivalent to ´open´ is only used for doors, boxes, etc...
    When you refer to ´opening´ a session, a meeting, in Spanish, that´s ´comenzar, iniciar, dar comienzo´...

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