This Lent Retreat is a course in prayer based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola. Its aim is to help participants get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
This Lent Retreat is a course in prayer. It’s aim is to help you get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper and more authentic Christian life of service.
Lent for 2020 is from Ash Wednesday on February 26th to Easter Sunday on 12th. However to appreciate the joy of the Resurrection our retreat runs until the end of the first week in Easter.
Time for Prayer: Ideally you should be able to find a time to pray with the Scripture or other material daily; anything from 15 minutes to an hour a day, whatever you find helps you.
Weekly Meeting: If you have a Lent Retreat group locally, then make a weekly date with them. This will support you in your prayer and help you see where God is in your prayer and in your life. It will also introduce you to different ways of praying with Scripture.
Prayer Materials: Choose what is most convenient for you: we provide the materials online for a computer or smartphone or via a printed book available at the back of the church.
Every day there is one passage from Scripture plus ‘A Thought for Today’ and a picture to ponder. We also give a few suggestions on how to pray the day’s materials.
Reflecting on Prayer; It would be good if after each day’s prayer you jotted down in a journal a few notes on how the prayer had gone. This will help your sharing in the group if you have one. It will also be interesting to reflect on how things are moving during Lent and see whether you discern any patterns in the way God is dealing with you.
Daily Prayer Each day of Lent and for one week of Easter, we provide daily material to pray on from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola. Its aim is to help participants get to know and love Jesus Christ better in order to live a deeper life with God. We ask you to spend from 15 minutes to an hour each day of Lent praying with this material.