I believe many people are turned away when told about "prophets" because of the doubt and trouble in times past with so called "prophets". Jesus teaches us about prophets, he said;
I know prophets are real, they do communicate with Heavenly Father through his Holy Spirit. I know you can know this is true, because there is evidence that Heavenly Father has given us.
If you would like to know more about this evidence, check out my post "Safety for my soul", and I know without a doubt you can come to know this truth as well.