Breathe In: A Personal Prayer Retreat is geared for you to individually come to a space at HCC St. Charles Campus and spend an hour or more of uninterrupted communion with God.
You can come once or as many times as you desire.
Prayer Times begin October 10 and are listed below:
Locations (select one)
- Courtyard (patio between the buildings)
- Prayer Garden (near mangers)
- South Foyer
- Prayer Room (*Decision Counseling Room Monday evening only)
UPDATE: With the rain expected for Tuesday, the 11th, the courtyard and prayer garden may not work for your quiet time. Feel free to find a quiet space in areas outside the auditorium. We will have extra brochures by the front entrance, so you can utilize the outline in any space.
Please enter through the South Entrance – the far door on the right.
Please be respectful of others praying, as this is a personal retreat time.
There will be pens, booklets, bibles, and blankets if needed. Feel free to bring your own reading and writing materials. There will be a lending library type box near the Prayer Garden to accommodate these items.
Please sign in on the clip board to help us plan future prayer experiences.
Select a location for spending the next hour or more in solitude before the Lord. The outline is divided into five sections and includes places for notes.
Worship the Lord. Offer praise to Him. Listen to a worship song. Write out one of the Psalms and dwell on each verse. What can you thank Him for? Consider listing the attributes of God and dwelling upon each
- Psalm 18
- Psalm 19:1- 6
- Psalm 111
- Psalm 113
- Consider 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
- Read Psalm 19:12 – 14
- Confess your hidden and known sins to God
- Dwell on His forgiveness
- Consider with whom you need to mend a relationship
Meditate on God’s Word/ Listening:
- Read through Psalm 19:7 – 11
- Find a passage and meditate on it. If you need an idea, consider 1 Corinthians 15.
Spend time contemplating how you can trust God more fully. What may be holding you back? Below are listed some thought provoking questions. Choose one or two that resonate most with you. Reflect on the verses provided.
- Are you groping in the dark? He is the LIGHT of the world.
- Psalm 136
- Isaiah 30:18
- Isaiah 40:31
- Romans 5:3-5
- Ephesians 1:17-23
- Are you looking for a way out of a bad situation? He is our DELIVERER.
- Psalm 18: 2,16
- Psalm 70:5
- Galatians 1:4
- Do you need to give or receive forgiveness? He is our REDEEMER.
- Psalm 25:18
- Psalm 51
- Matt. 26:28
- Mark 11:25-26
- Ephesians 4:31-32
- Are you confused about the opinions and reports of man? He is LORD.
- I Cor. 14:33
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Psalm 119:105
- James 1:5
- Are you wondering if there is more to life? He is the SOURCE of abundant life.
- Psalm 16:11
- Isaiah 48:17
- Matthew 6:33
- John 10:10
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Do you need healing? (Spiritual, emotional, mental, or physical) He is our HEALER.
- Proverbs 4:20-22
- Luke 6:19
- 1 Peter 2:24
- Psalm 103:2-3
- Are you fearful of what has happened, what is happening, or what may happen? He is our PEACE.
- Deuteronomy 31:6
- Psalm 23:4
- Psalm 46:1-3
- Philippians 4:4-7
- Hebrews 13:6
Sit quietly and become aware of all the ways God is present in your life.
Intercession: Breathe Out: Closing of Your Personal Prayer Retreat
Lift Up Others
- Whom can you lift up in prayer?
- Whom do you know that needs to accept Jesus and follow Him in baptism this weekend?
- What scripture comes to mind to pray over these names?
- Spend time in prayer.
- Spend time listening. Is there anything God wants you to tangibly do for someone else?
Be Sent Out
- What is God asking of you regarding your gifts, skills, and abilities?
- Read and re-read 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Go in peace.
We welcome your feedback, as we want to offer these regularly at HCC. Please send your input to email@example.com. Thanks!