How do we stay hopeful and optimistic even when things aren’t going our way?

Read: “A Quiet Space to Find Refreshment,” Quiet Spaces: Prayer Interludes for Women, pages 19-43.

Walking Away REFLECT

Reflect:

Walking Away

Do I find it difficult to walk away from something that isn’t going the way I wanted it to? Why or why not?

Becoming More Aware CREATE

Create:

Becoming More Aware

Today, be aware of doors. Look for them and if possible, take a photo. See how many different doors you can find. Notice their shape, color, and size. Into what sort of buildings do they enter?

Expressing Gratitude PRAY

Pray:

Expressing Gratitude

Loving God, thank you for all the doors you’ve opened in my life and for those which you didn’t open. I thank you for… (Name some doors which opened for you and some that did not.) Amen.

 

Knowing When to Quit SHARE YOUR FAITH

Sharing Your Faith:

Knowing When to Quit

Discussion Question
Why do you think we continue trying to push through a door when it doesn’t open? What are we hoping will happen?

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