Following their unusual missionary success, Ammon and his brethren took a moment to express their joyful feelings.
"Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel." (Alma 26:6.)A few pages later, their friend Alma chose to express his joy as well:
"I know that which the Lord had commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy. (Alma 29:9.)
In modern times, President Marion G. Romney reminded members that offering praise and giving thanks are expected by the Lord.
"We should be thankful and express appreciation for all of our blessings," President Romney said in an October 1982 general conference address.
"I bear my testimony that the Lord wants us to be grateful and thankful unto Him. And if we do these things which He has advised us to do, we will be the happiest people who dwell upon the earth, for this is the way to the presence and society of our Father in heaven."