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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

“He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”

Luke 4: 1 – 13

Session 3: A Place of Reconciliation

“I will now bring her into the wilderness”

Hosea 2: 14 – 20

Session 4: A Place of Rebellion

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

Numbers 21: 4 – 9

Session 5: A Place of Nurturing

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

Exodus 16: 1 – 4, 13 – 15

Session 6: A Place of Challenge

“He grew up and he lived in the wilderness”

Genesis 21: 8 – 20

Session 7: A Place of Transformation

"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

Session 3

'Nocturne in E-Flat Major Op9 No2' By Chopin, arranged by Chad Lawson for piano, violin and cello0, from 'The Chopin Variations'. Music licensed by Magnatune under a by-nc-sa license

Session 4

'On the breath of the wind', by Keith Duke from 'Sacred Pathway'. © Kevin Mayhew (used with permission).

Session 5

'Interludio 15' by the Communitá di Bose from 'Il Giorno del Signore'. © Communitá di Bose used with permission.  

Session 6

'A Light unto my Path' by Eric Nordhoff from 'Quietime'. © Eric Nordhoff. Used with permission. 

Session 7

'Veni Creator Spiritus' by Teresa Brown from 'In Search of Peace'. © Devine Music