So I was reading in Mosiah (in the Book of Mormon) the other day, and a scripture caught my attention in a manner that it hasn't before.
"14 And again, the angel said: Behold, the Lord hath heard the prayers of his people, and also the prayers of his servant, Alma, who is thy father; for he has prayed with much faith concerning thee that thou mightest be brought to the knowledge of the truth; therefore, for this purpose have I come to convince thee of the power and authority of God, that the prayers of his servants might be answered according to their faith. "
This scripture really spoke to me. We all have those people in our lives with whom we have some concern, or problems or whatever. For myself, one of those people is my hubby. It is one of my greatest desires that he become a more active member of the church, that someday we might be sealed together as a family in the Temple. I know that he has his free will though, and no amount of my praying that he join the church can make him do that. I've prayed often for that anyway, or that his heart might be softened. But after reading this scripture, I think I've discovered what I will pray for from now on--that he might be brought to the knowledge of the truth, and then he can act upon that as he will. I certainly am not expecting him to get a visit from an angel, but hey, if the Lord see's fit, that would be sa-weet!!