(September 18, 2015)
I’ll admit that there is some basic doctrine that I still struggle to understand. For example, why is it necessary for Alma (or anyone, for that matter) to wrestle with the Lord in mighty prayer? After all, the people that
attempting to bring to the knowledge of the Gospel are Father’s children
first. He loves them more than Alma does, and wants the
best for them. So why is their
deliverance seemingly conditional on Alma
wrestling with the Lord in prayer? And
if their salvation is not contingent on the prayers of Alma, what purpose do those prayers then
I get that we are to pray, but from my understanding of prayer it does more to change us than it does to change the Lord. Is that why
mighty prayer was necessary in this case?
Is that the means through which Alma
was made into a missionary capable of carrying the Lord’s message? That makes sense to me, but I don’t know
whether I am making things too complicated and looking beyond the mark.