What ways do you practice gratitude? How do you recognize and acknowledge God’s presence in your life each day?

Read: Week Four—pages 67–78, A Bead and a Prayer AND “Interceding for Our Own Healing”—pages 62–63, Another Bead, Another Prayer

Recognizing God’s Presence

Reflection:

Recognizing God’s Presence

What role can gratitude play in helping you recognize God’s presence in your life? How can recognizing God’s presence help you find healing? How can it help you develop a relationship of trust with God?

List and Name Your Thanks

Journal Exercise:

List and Name Your Thanks

Use your journal to list the things for which you are grateful. Try to do this every day, even if you only list one or two things. You can also use your prayer beads in this exercise by naming something you are thankful for as you touch each bead.

Trust God with Me

Prayer Moment:

Trust God with Me

Gracious God, whether I notice or not, you are always at work in my life. Help me to recognize your presence in both small and large ways and, in doing so, help me to understand that I can trust you to be with me, even in the most difficult times. (Continue to pray, offering gratitude for the ways God is working in your life.)

How Do You Practice Gratitude?

Discussion with Friends and Family:

How Do You Practice Gratitude?

What ways do you practice gratitude? How do you recognize and acknowledge God’s presence in your life each day?