“The Lord loves a cheerful giver,” was a saying I heard often as a youth. I found this to be true in my own life, and I think I love a cheerful giver too, especially when he or she is giving to me.
An example of a cheerful giver was Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) during that Christian March on Washington to pray for our nation. A total surprise during the prayer was the blowing of the shofar horn, as in Jewish custom, by Jonathan Cahn, head of Jews for Jesus. This is a totally new group, and I stand in support of them. With a prayer shawl, it lent color to the Christian prayers for our nation.
George Washington said he turned to prayer because he had nowhere else to turn, and it certainly paid off for him.