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"Come apart by yourselves into a desert place, and rest a while:" - Mark 6:31

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Weekend Prayer Retreat

We encourage serious intercessors to go on retreat two or three times per year. You will find it refreshing. Finding adequate time to get away is always a chore. Many jobs allow for personal days or vacation days which are ideal for this. We suggest taking a personal day two or three times a year on Fridays to give yourself the most amount of time to pray. If it is impossible to get Friday off you may want to do a retreat beginning Sunday night through Monday, taking Monday off. Otherwise a weekend beginning on a Saturday morning through Sunday night might be best.

Friday to Sunday Retreat

Friday Evening
6 p.m. Supper and Orientation - A Strategy Alone With God
7 p.m. Worship and Video Presentation
8 p.m. Quiet time to "be still," walk and pray
9 p.m. Journaling - "Tell God why you came."
10 p.m. Fellowship time
11 p.m. Bed time

Saturday
7 a.m. Breakfast - Orientation
8 a.m. Worship Together
9 a.m. God time!
10 a.m. God time!
11 a.m. God time!
12:30 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Take a Nap
2 p.m. God time!
3 p.m. God time!
4 p.m. God time!
5:30 p.m. Supper hour - You could opt leave now or stay on.
7 p.m. God time!
8 p.m. God time!
9 p.m. God time!
10 p.m. Fellowship time
11:00 p.m. Bed Time

Sunday
7 a.m. Breakfast - You could opt leave now or stay on.
8 a.m. God time!
9 a.m. God time!
10 a.m. God time!
11 a.m. Worship Together - Communion Service
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Sharing - Adjournment & Benediction

This is my personal style for an ordered and disciplined time of extended prayer. There will be some who find it difficult or unrewarding to be so disciplined. In that case you need to develop your own style. Just be sure that it keeps you praying.