By the Rev Canon Dr Andrea Mueller
Thirty-three people representing each of New England’s six states gathered for the ADNE’s Intercessory Prayer Retreat (October 24-26). Prayer, praise, teaching, fellowship and celebration were hallmarks of our time together as we explored how praying with the Trinity transforms our prayers.
On the serene grounds of the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center (West Hartford, CT) Bishop Bill Murdoch brought a study of prayer that highlighted the persons of the Trinity in our approach to prayer: Prayer that emerges from the heart of the Father; Prayer for a suffering world (praying the wounds of Christ); and, Prayer enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to a rhythm of corporate prayer throughout the day, the retreat also offered a self-guided prayer room – a sacred space for participants intercede at “prayer stations” for our hearts, our homes, our communities, our world and Christ’s Church. (more…)