During the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, Christians draw closer to God through prayer and repentance. Lent is a time to re-establish the harmony with God that was broken by sin; a time to put off the old and put on the new (2 Corinthians 5). It is a time for a deeper conversion of our hearts. A time to overcome in ourselves what is of the flesh so the life of Christ may prevail in us. Lent is a time to recognize that we cannot do this for ourselves. We are utterly dependent on the rescuing love of Christ.
At this prayer retreat, you are invited to “dare to draw near” to the cross and to linger there with Jesus. To dare to look up and see his outstretched arms, to look into his face and allow Jesus to gaze into your eyes. Dare to see him taking your brokenness and sin into himself.
We will be using various works of art depicting Jesus on the cross with outstretched arms. Participants will be invited to ponder and contemplate the artwork as a means of engaging with God in prayer. The retreat will include extended times of silence, meditation on Scripture, and guided prayer exercises.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 9AM to 12:30 | $40 includes snacks & materials
Facilitated by Rev. Denise Easter & Rev. Dianna Kunce