Encounter with God | Begeleide Gebed
What is the 4 week encounter with God about?
It’s a way of being on retreat without going away! You carry on living your life as normal, but set aside time during the retreat to pray and to meet with a Prayer Guide who will listen to you and give you some suggestions for your prayer and also introduce you to new ways of praying. You will meet with your Prayer Guide once a week.
You will not be expected to pray aloud nor do anything that will make you feel uncomfortable.
How is it structured?
It starts with a group “Opening Service” on Sunday 11 February from 17:30 till 18:30.
You commit to praying at home on your own for 20 – 30 minutes hopefully every day.
Your prayer guide will suggest ways of praying with Scripture, with art, with nature, with silence and so on. You will be given an opportunity to reflect on your image of God and your faith history (where you have noticed God’s presence in your life).
You will meet with your guide for 30 minutes once a week at a mutually convenient time and place where you will share something about your prayer time.
Sunday 11 March from 17:30 till 18:30 you will meet for the “Closing Service”. Please attend both opening & closing services.
Is there a cost involved?
The cost for the 4 weeks will be R50.
Although the Prayer guides are trained listeners who will be able to accompany you and support you in your Prayer journey, they are not professional counselors.
If you are currently experiencing a major crisis in your personal life, this space will not be ideal. However, if you are in a difficult place in your emotional life but still feel drawn to going on this retreat, please speak to Karen.