This year Danelle and I have set aside 5 days as ‘prayer retreats’, days when we simply leave the kids with mum and dad and head off to spend a day in prayer and reflection.
So some have said to me.
I prefer to think of it as a necessity – a part of my ‘job’ even. If we aren’t taking time out to listen to God and to engage with him (however it looks for you) then chances are we are running on our own steam an doing our own thing.
I’m not feeling that much like it today what with cold rainy weather and all, but no doubt it’ll still be worthwhile.
We had tried to set it up with some friends, but the nature of work committments and kid committments has meant we have done this on our own more often than not.