As part of my trauma recovery, I have been working on a stronger practice of gratitude in my life. One Sunday, after receiving Eucharist at Mass, I thought to use the beads of the Rosary to see how many things for which I could manage to thank God… and that was the start of a Chaplet of Gratitude and Surrender.
I lead a Chaplet of Gratitude and Surrender every Thursday at 7:30am Eastern US Time over on Clubhouse. You are welcome to join us, or you can try praying it on your own whenever you’d like.
Here’s how we pray:
First, grab a rosary (or use your fingers).
One Our Father, to honor His heavenly providence
One Hail Mary, to honor our model of grateful surrender
One Glory Be, to praise the God who rules us all
One Apostle’s Creed, to honor the purpose of God’s children.
For each decade:
On the Our Father bead, pray, “Jesus, I surrender all to You. Take care of everything.”
On each Hail Mary bead, thank God for something for which you are grateful
On the Glory Be knot, pray, “Jesus, I trust in You.”
Pray nine times, “Jesus, I surrender all to You. Take care of everything.”
Pray one Memorare, entrusting all our needs to the woman to whom God entrusted His Son.