Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who set us the solitary in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy partnering, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1. Think back to the last time you experienced grief–how did it impact you and how did you handle it?
2. How do you practice self-awareness?
3. How could you be more self-aware?
4. How will you think differently after reading these techniques and scripture?