Enos, like Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray seeking forgiveness of his sins.
Interestingly here, Joseph Smith (once again like Enos) is also concerned about the sins of the world.
Both go to the Lord in a state that doesn’t necessarily seem to be one we’d expect of someone about to experience something fantastically spiritual. They both feel weighed down by sins, but unlike the natural man response to feeling weighed down by sin and turning away from God, they turn to Him.
I find this action incredibly insightful. Enos and Joseph were probably rather average people at the recorded instances, and they express feelings that are entirely commonplace. Their respones, however, are extraordinary. They turn to God and seek forgiveness, when the adversary would rather make us feel we aren’t worthy of God’s company.
The resolution of both stories is forgiveness, a beautiful side effect of prayer:
And then Enos’ take:
I enjoy realizing that turning to God, even in a moment of despair or heartache is often rewarded by relief from difficult emotions. “Faith still precedes the miracles”, as it did in Enos’ day.