I love how Anne Lamott has courage defined here.
“Fear that has said its prayers.”
It makes sense because fear starts in uncertainty, with agitation of the unknown.
Hopefully, prayer changes this.
There is of course still uncertainty in an outcome, both before and after prayer.
But your perspective should be different.
Maybe you even care less about the outcome?
And sometimes, a shift in perspective is all you need.
But courage is fear that has said its prayers, and so I prayed and kept one arm around him and we bobbed in place for a moment as best we could.
-Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies