In our lives things often come up that we've never faced before, which sometimes causes us a great deal of concern. Let us follow Alma’s example as an inspiration when we seek answers to our problems (see verses 13 – 14). Wanting very much to act properly, Alma went in fervent prayer to Him who understands all things. Alma poured out his whole soul to God and received the answer to his question. In verse 33 we read that he wrote the answer down, and followed the instructions. (Have you ever kept a prayer journal?) Where there had been dissensions, there grew peace. And although the Lord may not answer our prayer as directly as he did Alma’s, His answers will lead us and ours to peace. He is, after all, the Prince of Peace.