Invitation to Solitude – Randy Pierce
In John 13 Jesus tells us, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done.” And what did Jesus often do? Luke 5:16 tells us, “He often withdrew to deserted places and prayed.”
You’re invited to withdraw to a deserted place and pray at one of our upcoming PrayerReach contemplative prayer retreats. We’ll be returning to a beautiful, secluded, rustic, 170+ year old log cabin in the Arkansas Ozarks again on September 2-4 (additional retreats this fall & winter on PrayerReach.org). I have room for a few men and women to join me if you’re looking for some quiet time with the Lord in an inspiring setting.
There will be no teaching, no program, no agenda–just lots of silence, solitude, rest, and possibly some soul-enriching fellowship in an awesome location. I will have some prayer and meditation guides available to help you get started if needed. I would also be glad to sit down and talk with you about soul stuff if you like (Click here for more on this).
There are lots of private shady spots to sit alone with the Lord, trails for prayer walks, creeks to cool off in, and places to hang hammocks for a Holy nap! No cell service but they do have Wi-Fi. However, I will unplug it if it gets out of hand! It’s a fully renovated 3 bedroom/3 bath cabin with A/C and a full kitchen. It is about a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Monroe, Shreveport, Tyler or Dallas area. Turn off the radio, put away the cell phone and the drive can be a good time of prayer and preparation for what God has in store for you!
If you’re interested, click here to reach out to me.
Also, be sure to check out our upcoming one-day, Christ-centered yoga and contemplative prayer retreats based on selected passages from the Gospel of John and Sarah Young’s book, Jesus Calling. Find out more and see other prayer resources at www.prayerReach.org.
Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life. We do not take the spiritual life seriously if we do not set aside some time to be with God and listen to Him. — Henri Nouwen