1. How can prayer help bring back hope? How does my choice to pray or to focus on despair affect the way I feel?
Challenge: When you feel like grief and despair are pulling you down, make an active decision to pray. Pour out your heart to God and then listen. Record in your journal how you feel and how this helps.
Note: Peace does not always come instantaneously, sometimes this takes some time on your knees. Be patient and give yourself several weeks with this experience.