Half Day Prayer Retreat Essay

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As a group we decided that the half-day prayer retreat would be the most practical and beneficial to all of us. We chose not to do the service project because we could not find a block of time that we all had available to plan and complete a project. We chose not to host a worship service because no one in our group had experience leading worship or playing instruments. Ultimately, We felt that the prayer retreat would work best given our talents and abilities. As we understood it, the purpose of this project was not to simply work for a grade or complete the assignment because we had to. We all wanted this project to have a deeper purpose for each of us personally: taking something away from what we learned by working together. We …show more content…
The Bible also gives us many examples that we can follow in our spiritual walk in both the Old and New Testament. Many of King David’s Psalms, for example, illustrate the importance of prayer, such as Ps. 5:3 “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; In the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” and Ps. 39:12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears!” Also, Jesus was a great example to follow and learn from in his ministry and teachings. Jesus taught the disciples how to pray in Matt. 6, and he also gives us warnings about the hypocrites and how they pray and how we should avoid them. Additionally, Jesus is seen praying many, many times all throughout His ministry. Here are many other examples found in the Bible: Ps 66:17, Ps 145:18, Prv. 15:29, Jer. 29:12, Jer. 33:3, Mt. 18:20, Mk. 11:24, Acts 1:14, Rm. 8:26, Rm. 12:12, Phil. 4:6-7, Col. 4:2, 1 Thess. 5:17, 1 Tim. 2:8, Jm. 4:8, Jm. 5:16, 1 Jn. 5:14, 1 Jn. 5:15. There are many different kinds of prayer found in the Bible. Praise, confession, thanksgiving, petition, and intercession are some of the types mentioned in class lecture. We believe we used a mixture of all of these when we prayed. Philippians 4:6 provides us an excellent example of prayer, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God:” Jacob, “[this verse] shows us that we should

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