Pray like David, trusting that the Lord, the Creator of the Universe, hears and is invested in the outcome.
When I come to God in prayer, more often than not, I am changed.
When we worship, we tell God’s story back to Him. We sing and declare praises of who God is and what He has done.
It’s only when our peace, or, our word, is accepted that we continue to do the work. Only the, do we speak grace and peace into them. We tell them the good news of Jesus. We offer hope.
We are called to evaluate our traditions, and this specific challenge is part of being an obedient disciple.
Perhaps gratitude is, like birding, both discipline and grace.