Healing Our Broken World: A Discovery of How Deep Prayer Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World
Now more than ever our world needs people of deep prayer. This weekend is an invitation to all prayer warriors. It is an invitation to journey within where we can listen as a community to the hidden Spirit within us and bring healing to our broken world as we journey outward. This weekend is also about discovering and experiencing through prayer the connections that forge unity and not the differences that fragment and divide. According to the Episcopal priest, Tilden Edwards, it is in this deep place of prayer where transformation of consciousness occurs – we move out of our own egos, fears, divisions and into the wholeness that God hopes for our world. We will use scripture from 1 Corinthians 12:7 which says, “now for each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for ‘the common good.” And 1 Corinthians 12:24-26 which says, “But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
Guided by Kathy Anderson and Susan Boruff. Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner follows at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm.
Kathy Quinn Anderson has over 15 years of experience as a retreat and workshop leader and planner. She completed the Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreat Program at The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC in 2011. She currently leads a weekly centering prayer group at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia. She is a Dale Carnegie Graduate and Stephen Leader. Kathy holds a degree in Institutional Management from the University of New Hampshire. She has two grown children and currently resides in Reston, Virginia with her husband, Dana, of 35 years.
Susan Flynn Boruff is a certified Spiritual Director, retreat guide and meditation practitioner of 17 years. She completed the Spiritual Guidance Program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC in 2006. Susan has completed training in Bio-Spiritual Focusing Therapy, Stephen Ministry and studied with a Zen Buddhist for two years in Paris, France. Susan holds a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina. She currently is a hospice volunteer for Mercy Care in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she resides with her husband, Brian, of 27 years. She also has two grown daughters. Please visit their website for more information: www.TakeTwelveToday.com.