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Directed Retreats

Taking dedicated time on a regular basis for reading God’s Words and listening to Him in silence is a non-negotiable element of a Christian lifestyle. At Urban Sanctuary, we schedule at least three guided retreats each year that are often preceded with a short course, “Creating a Prayer Retreat.” We highly recommend that you take the course, either in person or online, before coming to a Directed Prayer Retreat so that you will be familiar with the structure of a Prayer Retreat.

Urban Sanctuary Guided Retreats are designed to introduce participants to focused times of solitude and prayer. Each Guided Retreat has a different theme and several different facilitators will guide you through a basic structure of prayer services including short times of group reflection and instruction. Usually each prayer service will last about 20-30 minutes and then you will be given several hours of solitude before the next prayer celebration.

Our guided retreats are always offsite overnight residential retreats that may include short segments of fasting, quiet and spiritual direction. These retreats are always done in the context of relationship with the other retreatants and your facilitator. Please refer to the write-up in our events section for specific details on each retreat as the location, theme and schedule for each retreat can vary.

“This weekend provided a place of stillness to come into God’s presence to worship and to listen. God was waiting for me; I just had to come.” Retreatant

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