He bowed himself to the earth,
and he prayed mightily unto his God
for the blessings of liberty
to rest upon his brethren,
so long as there should
a band of Christians remain
to possess the land—

For thus were all
the true believers of Christ,
who belonged to the church of God,
called by those who
did not belong to the church.
(Alma 46:13-14)