Alma Prays That He and His Brethren Will Have Success in Bringing the Zoramites Back to Christ Because “Their Souls Are Precious”

Alma 31:34–35

34 O Lord, wilt thou grant unto us that we may have success in bringing them again unto thee in Christ.
35 Behold, O Lord, their souls are precious, and many of them are our brethren; therefore, give unto us, O Lord, power and wisdom that we may bring these, our brethren, again unto thee.

The Prophet Joseph Smith said:

“Souls are as precious in the sight of God as they ever were; and the Elders were never called to drive any down to hell, but to persuade and invite all men everywhere to repent, that they may become the heirs of salvation.”

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 154.)