Looking forward to a prayer retreat this afternoon – 24-hours away with Jesus! We all need times of refreshing in the Lord. We can get so busy with our schedules, work, family, etc.
Jesus experienced this, too. He said to His disciples, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. For there were many coming and going and they did not have time to even eat.” (Mark 6:31).
Do you sometimes feel that way? Many comings and goings. Jesus knew the disciples needed some R & R. He didn’t create us to run 24/7/365. There are times when we need to pull aside and spend focused time with Him.
You can go on a prayer retreat alone or with others. There’s benefits to both. When alone you have that solitude and freedom to just be with Him. But when on a prayer retreat with others, you have the added benefit of fellowshipping together, sharing insights and revelations and the enjoyment of “the body.”
How long has it been since you’ve been on a prayer retreat? Too long? Ask the Lord to show you how to get some time away to rest!