I received an invitation to speak at a church’s weekend retreat, Friday through Sunday, five sessions. I limit my speaking engagements nowadays, so I had to decline.
However, I wanted to encourage the church in its desire to be trained in prayer. I put together a possible outline for a self-led retreat. I post my response here in the event it may be helpful to others considering such a retreat.
One idea would be to use materials from my Community Houses of Prayer website to put together the five sessions, maybe directed by different leaders. Perhaps something like this:
Each segment could include questions and discussion. You might include time for small group prayer and individual prayer (such as directed prayer walks). There are other resources on the CHOP site, including blog posts that might be useful for devotional times.