Blessed are the women who trust in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord. For they’ll be like trees planted by the waters, which spread out their roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but whose leaves will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
In whatever circumstances the attendees are arriving, may they experience anew Your light and hope in some tangible way during the retreat. God visit these women with grace in their seasons of transitions. We pray that the barren landscape of trial will become the fertile soil for new growth. May our gracious God revive their spirit and restore their laughter. May they find Him in their pain and trust Him in their waiting. May the One who redeems all things meet them powerfully as they journey through a “Land Between” (The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions, Jeff Manion). We pray that You free them from a spirit of fear. In Jesus’ name, Amen.