Members of the LDS faith don't pray to Jesus. They pray to God in the name of Jesus. So it has always struck me as odd how many prayers in the Book of Mormon are directed to Jesus himself.

I think of the wife of King Lamoni.

Not many women are mentioned in the Book of Mormon, but those who are mentioned are women to be reckoned with. Each seems to embody grand principles. There is Sariah and her amazing capacity for sacrifice. There's the beauty and sanctity of the Virgin Mary. Even the charms of the harlot Isabel are formidable and show what can happen when self-indulgence goes berserk.

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