An invitation: a Week of Accompanied Prayer

A week of what??!!

A WAP is one way to go on retreat – in daily life, without going away to a retreat house. Those taking part meet together at the beginning – perhaps on the Sunday afternoon – to be introduced to ways of praying with a passage from scripture. Then, each day during the week, they undertake to spend about half an hour praying by themselves and then meet with the person who is ‘accompanying’ them for no more than half an hour. That person will listen to what happened in their prayer time and offer suggestions for what to pray with next. At the end of the week everyone meets together again to celebrate what has happened during the week.

If you’ve never done something like this before, it may sound scary but it can be a wonderful experience of drawing close to God and receiving support, encouragement, guidance.

It would be a good way to make space for Jesus in the busyness of Christmas preparations.

The dates are Sunday 2nd December – Saturday 8th December.
Your prayer time can be when and where you choose; individual meetings would take place at the Vicarage.

If you would like to know more, even if you can’t manage this particular week, do talk to Janet.

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