In the Deepak Chopra and Oprah meditation series called Manifesting Grace through Gratitude, there is a central theme of grace happens immediately after gratitude. Does that mean that gratitude is required for grace? Is grace received faster if we are grateful? And what is grace?
Wikipedia defined grace through Western Christian theology: Grace has been defined, not as a created substance of any kind, but as "the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it", "the condescension or benevolence shown by God toward the human race".
As defined in Christianity, grace appears to be what the Divine desires for us. The Divine will shower us with grace regardless of whether we ask for it or not. But what if we asked for grace through the process of gratitude, how would that change our life experience?
By adding in gratitude we begin to have a more sweeter, more peaceful experience with the grace that is inherently ours. In the teaching of Abraham-Hicks, we are shown that by feeling appreciation for what we most desire before it even happens, enables the Divine or the Universe to bring it into our existence.
By being grateful or appreciative, we are open to receive unlimited love and abundance directly from the Divine. Through an attitude of gratitude, grace will come to us in the most graceful ways.