“After I Had Prayed and Labored with All Diligence”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
The prayer of which Enos speaks is a prayer sustained by diligent labors in the cause of truth and righteousness, labors no doubt extending over the years. All other prayer is vanity and hypocrisy. (See Alma 34:28; Isaiah 58:4-7.) Labor in such a cause is the most eloquent of prayers that we can offer. There is a power in the prayer of the humble and diligent servant never to be known by the great master of eloquence who has not learned the grace of service and humility.

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 2