Along with many others, we have sensed an invitation to dive deeper into reflection and prayer during this current stay at home order. Recently, one of our longest running groups participated in a virtual prayer retreat led by Art. Below are a few highlights from Teleios member, Don Gregory.
"How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!" - Psalm 133
The truth is that I wasn’t looking forward to the virtual retreat. I had just finished a difficult week at work, felt very disconnected on several fronts, and was just trying to keep my head above water in context to COVID 19. The last thing I wanted to do was spend my day being open and vulnerable with the guys in my group. But I am glad that I did.
The structure of our virtual retreat worked well by providing some “alone” time for each of us to reflect on our lives and listen to what our Lord might want us to hear from Him. We independently read and reflected on scripture and then came back together virtually to discuss the scripture as a group.
Having the reflection time was very valuable to me because it gave me an opportunity to slow down and be still before the Lord and reflect on my life in context to my family and friends. Art facilitated our group discussions, which was very helpful in giving me the freedom to relax during the day and focus on what the Lord might have for me.
Our group has been together for a bunch of years and we know each other well. We have walked through a lot of “peaks” and “valleys” together. I am grateful that all of our relationships were strengthened during the day and I think we were all drawn closer to the Lord.
If you are interested in having a virtual retreat for yourself or your group, please reach out to Art.