Lenten Morning Retreat
At the end of the prayer time, listen to this beautiful piece of music:
Take about 30 minutes to an hour now for a time of quiet reflection before moving on to the next video. You could use the questions below to guide you. Also take some time to just be quiet, looking at nature, enjoying the feeling of being alive. Also allow yourself half an hour for a tea break, which I encourage you to have in silence, so that the whole morning maintains the atmosphere of a retreat.
Questions for reflection:
As you reflect on these questions, use a journal to record your reflections.
What do you fear at the moment? Bring these anxieties and uncertainties to mind.
What are your beliefs about God in this situation? What is the prayer that you are crying out to God?
What do you sense that you are being invited into? What does faith mean in this situation?
Spend some time in prayer, imagining letting go of the surface worries, and allowing yourself to take the leap of faith into the arms of God, allowing yourself to be cradled and held, at rest in the arms of the Good Shepherd.
Pray Psalm 23 slowly and prayerfully:
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack for nothing.
You make me lie down in green pastures,
You lead me beside quiet waters, You restore my soul.
You guide me along the right paths for Your name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.