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Using Prayer Beads to Speak Your Truth, Heal Your Spirit, and Experience God’s Peace

Saturday, 2:00pm | Landing

For thousands of years and across traditions, beads have been used to connect with and pray to the Divine. Yet beads can serve another important purpose: creating safe space in which to offer up our stories of pain and trauma. This is no small thing. It can be difficult – scary even – to speak our truth before God. But such truth-telling opens the way for healing, trust, peace. Join award-winning author Kristen Vincent as she shares her personal story of trauma and transformation, offering practical ways to incorporate prayer beads into your healing journey. (Prayer beads not required!)

Kristen Vincent

Kristen E. Vincent is an award-winning author, speaker, and artisan whose passion is spiritual formation, including the use of prayer beads. She is the author of A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads, and coauthor of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions for Use with Protestant Prayer Beads (with Max Vincent). Her newest book, Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness, explores how prayer beads can be used to heal from pain. Kristen travels frequently to lead retreats and workshops. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and The Academy for Spiritual Formation (#34). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Max, a United Methodist pastor, and their son, Matthew. Kristen loves words, the mountains, gatherings on her porch, and dark chocolate. She continues to make progress in her lifelong quest for the perfect chocolate mousse. Find her at

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