Brookwood Church
DISCUSSION GUIDE - Gratitude
November 27, 2022
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  • Brookwood Church
    580 Brookwood Point Pl, Simpsonville, SC 29681, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
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    Sunday 11:00 AM
Discussion Guide
The Prayer of Gratitude below is drawn from more than 25 passages of Scripture used in today’s message. As we develop hearts of thanksgiving, we can declare this prayer and meditate on the passages it reflects, asking God to reveal His hope in a way that draws us to a place of gratitude. Then, share what you sense with a friend, family or Community Group.
A Prayer of Gratitude, Joshua J. Masters
My Lord and Good Shepherd, [1]
I will rejoice for the day You have made and give thanks in all things. [2]
I will be grateful for the work You’ve given me to do in this day. [3]
For no matter what happens in these hours, Your kingdom cannot be shaken. [4]
I give thanks because Your love endures forever. [5]
You provide everything I need.
You are my strength when I have none,
And You are my shield when I feel attacked. [6]
Show me how to abandon my anxious thoughts,
For You offer a peace I cannot understand in my darkest days. [7]
Yet, You provide rest when I am burdened by life’s suffering. [8]
I will seek a heart of gratitude,
For my cup overflows with blessings,
Teach me to hear Your voice, even when I don’t see them. [9]
I will be grateful that I am accepted. [10]
I will be grateful You make my path straight. [11]
I will be grateful for Your protection and presence. [12]
I will be grateful I am being transformed. [13]
I will be grateful that I am loved as Your child,
But teach me to be humble in these things as You lift me up. [14]
Above all, I will be thankful for Your grace and promises,
Grateful that the Messiah “gave up His divine privileges;
He took the humble position of a slave and was born a human being,” [15]
All to rescue me from my darkness and reveal Your glory.
Your grace and love have pursued me. [16]
I give thanks as I call upon Your name,
And share the good things You have done in my life. [17]
Transform my stony heart. [18]
You are my treasure, and I commit my heart to You. [19]
With a grateful heart,
Amen.
Guidance and Group Interaction
Pray the Prayer of Gratitude, allowing the words to guide you into a rich time of praise and worship. Use this in your time of prayer, but also consider praying through this with a friend or in your group. Then consider:
1. Which themes in this prayer are most meaningful to you? Why?
2. What stirs in your heart as you pray? Describe the emotions you’re feeling. How will this change your outlook today?
3. What’s a practical way to build times of praise and thanksgiving into the regular rhythms of your life?
Spiritual Practice
One of the ways we grow spiritually is to spend time with God in the Bible. This week, read and reflect on the referenced passages of Scripture. Open your heart to what God might say to as you meditate on His Word.
Memory Verse
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings. Psalm 23:5 (NLT)
Prepare for Next Sunday
Next Sunday, December 4, we’ll begin a series titled Christmas Messengers. To prepare, read Luke 1:5-38; 2:12-14.

Prepare for Sunday Reading

Luke 1:5-38

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/luk.1.5-38NLT

Prepare for Next Sunday continued

Luke 2:12-14

https://www.bible.com/bible/116/luk.2.12-14NLT
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