The Spiritual Discipline of Gratitude

Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

In this post we explore the spiritual discipline of gratitude. Gratitude is a loving and thankful response toward God for his presence with us and gracious activity within the world. Gratitude is an important worship activity. A life of gratitude will draw us closer to God and is one of the essential marks of Christian maturity.
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Welcome and Introduction
This video contains the welcome and introductory remarks from June 4, 2020.

Welcome and Introduction to Zoom Class (6-4-20)

Video Presentation on Gratitude
In this video, Dr. Graves introduces the spiritual discipline of gratitude.

“An Attitude of Gratitude” with Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Three Bible Teachers Conversation
In this video, the Three Bible Teachers discuss the presentation by Dr. Graves.

Conversation on Gratitude

Class Discussion
In this video, the entire Zoom class enters the conversation.

Class Discussion, Conclusion, and Prayer (6-4-20)

View the chat file from the Zoom class.

Homework Assignment
The homework assignment from Dr. Graves can be found below. If you are especially blessed by this assignment, or any other assignment from the class, please send an email describing your experience to Also, feel free to email us at any time with your testimonies.

  1. Create a gratitude journal.  Each day, for the next 7 days, list several things in your journal for which you are thankful.
  2. Secondly, at the end of each day, make sure to thank God for at least one thing. 
  3. Thirdly, via telephone, text, email, or physical letter, express your gratitude to someone who has profoundly touched your life or had a great positive influence on you.
  4. Finally, think about a situation from your past when you were not thankful at the time, but now, in retrospect, you are thankful that things happened the way that they did. What did you learn about God from that situation?


Quick Links:
Link to: Chart of 52 Disciplines
Link to: Website for Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
Link to: Information on Book by Dr. Graves

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