a WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER
The opening two-hour session
is usually held on a Sunday afternoon.
It provides an opportunity for fellowship
between Retreatants and those
who will Companion them
through the week.
It introduces the theme
and an experience of praying scripture
The Retreatant and Companion together
establish a schedule of daily meetings
of one-half hour in length.
The Retreatant is given the first sheet
of daily scripture material for prayer
based upon the theme
which unfolds during the week.
Monday to Friday
the Retreatants covenant
to pray 30 minutes privately each day
and to meet with the Companion
30 minutes daily
to be guided in prayer experience.
The Companion supports the Retreatant
by seeking to keep him or her
attentive to God's leading
and guiding the Retreatant
through questions, suggestions
and shared experience.
The closing two-hour session
usually held on Saturday morning
is a celebration of how and where
God has touched us through the week.
It offers time for silent reflection,
large and small group sharing,
and an evaluation of the week's process.
Ongoing opportunities for prayer support
Retreatants are commissioned,
through a communion celebration,
to continue the journey.
Having a labyrinth available
and congregation members
for a meaningful prayer experience.