Good evening Ladies! As we prepare again this year for our upcoming retreat, we invite you to prepare along with us. Over the next 2 weeks, we will be publishing our retreat devotion guide. We hope it will be a useful tool in unifying the retreat attendees but we also welcome those not attending to read and pray along with us and for us.
Dear Sisters Loved by God,
We are honored to serve as Prayer Coordinators for our Ladies Retreat again this year.
We hope that this Daily Devotional Guide we have compiled will be beneficial to you as you prepare spiritually for the upcoming retreat.
Within the Daily Devotional Guide, we have selected scriptures for you to read each day. However, we ask that you not just read them; we ask that you reflect on their meaning, and ask God to speak to you through them.
A daily Prayer Starter follows each scripture reading. The first prayer starter focuses on your relationship with God. And the second prayer starter leads you to pray for specific needs related to the retreat.
We are looking forward to our time together with you to Rest, Refresh, and Renew in the presence of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior at The Cove (our Mountain Oasis).
Praying for you daily,
and Judy Childress
Ladies Retreat Prayer Coordinators
In addition to these devotional scriptures and prayer starters, I would like to invite you to join the Retreat Team in participating in a fast.
Before you panic, this is by no means a complete food fast. Instead, all we ask is for you to fast “something of value or importance” to you beginning Monday, April 20, until you arrive at the retreat.
In prior years, ladies have fasted things such as: social media (Face Book), Diet Coke (or sweet tea), breakfast or lunch, dessert, a favorite snack or candy, a favorite television program (soap operas), games (candy crush), etc. You get to choose. Or, even better, you may want to ask God what he’d like for your to give up during this time. Then, each time that you desire this “something,” we ask that you use this desire as a reminder to pray and ask God to prepare your heart for what He wants to do in your life leading up to and during the retreat.
I promise that you will not be disappointed if you prepare for this retreat ahead of time by participating in this daily devotional time and with this fast.
Can’t wait to see each of you very soon!
Prayers and blessings,
Praise Ladies Ministries Pastor