In the spring of 1820, a young man read a scripture that would forever change his life and the lives of millions across the world.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
Filled with questions, doubts, and confusion, the young man took his concerns to the Lord, praying to Him in a quiet grove of trees—a single event that eventually brought about the restoration of the gospel in this final dispensation. It's only fitting that the youth in the Church should learn and study that same scripture this year so that they, too, remember to take their concerns to the Lord.
Last year, the Church announced in a letter that this scripture from James 1:5-6 will be the Mutual theme for 2017.
The recently released 2017 Mutual song, "Ask of God" helps youth to follow Joseph Smith's example.
The Church's new Mutual album features songs written and performed by LDS youth. To read more about their unique experiences, check out "LDS 16-Year-Old Creates Powerful Song About Suicide Prevention for Church's 2017 Mutual Album."