“Pray in Their Hearts”

Brant Gardner

The prayers of the twelve and of the multitude apparently prepared them spiritually for the transformational event that occurred at the end of Chapter 19. Once consummated, the Savior instructs them to cease their active prayer but continue praying (yearning) in their hearts.

Text: The 1830 edition did not have a chapter break at this point, providing a better context for the command to cease praying.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 5