I call for help, O Lord, and you continue to insist. I want you to resolve my issues, solve my problems, and you persist in nudging me to a higher calling, a deeper purpose. When my pride gets in the way, your Way challenges me to remember those who are lowly and humble. When I seek relief from troubles, your invitation troubles me to consider the plight of the least, last, lost, and left out. When I am tempted to forsake you, your insistence coaxes me to consider the commonwealth of peace and tender justice. It is in your insistence that I discern how my ways can reflect your Way; through your calling, that I find my strength. I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.