The Self Guided Retreat

Theme scripture for this week:


originally prepared for St. John United Church Hamilton, Ontario

Sun. Oct. 19- Sat. Oct. 25, 2003

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14

Each day we may consider, in sequence, a phrase from this theme text. Conditions and promises are set out. Conditions start with an “if” and promises with a “then.”

If My People Who are :——–

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

“Called by My Name” Psalm 69:36, John 1:12, Acts 4:12 “Humble Themselves” Isaiah 57: 15, 1 Peter 5:6, Philippians 2:3-8 “And Pray” Psalm 55:17, Mark 11:25, Luke 11:1-4

“And Seek My Face” Exodus 33:11, 1 Corinthians 13:12
“And Turn From Their Wicked Ways” Job 42:6, Luke 13:3 “Then Will I Hear From Heaven” Zechariah 10:6, Revelation 3:20

“And Will Forgive Their Sin and Heal Their Land” Joel 3:1, Luke 4:18

In each of the accompanying pages, there is a thought or two on the theme for each day; a question to ask ourselves, and a short prayer which may help us get started. We need to keep our Bibles handy, too. Any version is acceptable. The New International Version is mostly used here.