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Lent Retreat 2018: Into the Wilderness


Welcome to our Lent Retreat 2018 in collaboration with Sacred Space. An online retreat is an opportunity to journey with God throughout Lent, wherever you are, whenever you would like.

To help and guide our prayer this year, we are reflecting on what it means to journey into the wilderness. Throughout the Bible, the wilderness is a place of preparation; a place of overcoming temptation; a place that God leads many people to, including Jesus before he began his public ministry. The retreat will give us an opportunity to reflect on moments of wilderness from the Old and New Testaments, and also the desert places in our own lives.

Please Note: We release sessions once a week (see dates provided below).


Session 1: A Place of Preparation

In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord”    

Isaiah 40: 3 – 5

Session 2: A Place of Testing

Available Thursday 22nd February 2018

“He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”

Luke 4: 1 – 13



Session 3: A Place of Reconciliation

Available Thursday 1st March 2018

“I will now bring her into the wilderness”

Hosea 2: 14 – 20



Session 4: A Place of Rebellion

Available Thursday 8th March 2018


“Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?”

Numbers 21: 4 – 9



Session 5: A Place of Nurturing

Available Thursday 15th March 2018

“It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat”

Exodus 16: 1 – 4, 13 – 15



Session 6: A Place of Challenge

Available Thursday 22nd March 2018

“He grew up and he lived in the wilderness”

Genesis 21: 8 – 20


Session 7: A Place of Transformation

Available Thursday 29th March 2018

"The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad"

Isaiah 35: 1 - 7





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If you have any feedback on these reflections that you'd like us to consider when we plan our next retreat or other reflections, please email us.

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Music Details


'Breath of Love' by Suzanne Teng, from 'Enchanted Wind'. Music licensed by Magnatune under a by-nc-sa license


Session 1

'Laying in Bed' by Borrtex from Untitled Love Story. Used under a creative commons license from