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Our Lenten Retreat - OMG! - A Bad Christian’s Guide to Prayer

Our Lenten Retreat -  OMG! - A Bad Christian’s Guide to Prayer
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04 Mar 2024 to 06 Mar 2024 12:00 - 14:00

Course Leader: Dave Tomlinson

Course Date: Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 March

Course Options: Residential - £340 Non Residential - £244

Course Timings:  Arrive for 12noon,  retreat ends with lunch

Course Code: R0124

Course Information:

Many people feel failures when it comes to praying. This retreat assumes that we all pray in some way – whether or not we recognise it as such – and that no one’s prayers are superior or inferior to anyone else’s.

Drawing on contemporary songs, art, and Dave’s Bad Christian’s Book of  Prayer, it will face honestly the problems surrounding prayer in a world of pain and suffering and whether they have any effect. It will also explore the many ways that prayer can be expressed apart from words:

Through the enjoyment of music, art and poetry

By making a walk in the park or the countryside a spiritual practice

With the help of icons, symbols and silence

In our approach to work, friendship, gardening, seeking justice, serving others…life

Breath as prayer

There will also be a workshop session on writing your own prayers.

Sessions will be interactive, based around multi-media presentations and Q&A – in a playful, fun atmosphere. Come willing to question, debate and receive fresh insight. Non-Christians will find it inclusive and non dogmatic, recognising that no individuals or faith groups have a corner on the experience or understanding of prayer.

 

Residential

As it is less than 30 days prior to the event, full payment is required.

Non Residential

As it is less than 30 days prior to the event, full payment is required.