Retreat Day 1: “I am with you always”

Hi all!

Welcome to the St. Mary’s DIY retreat. This retreat is set up so that you can choose which parts you’d like to join. We will have daily prayer, Godly Play stories, meditations, and music. We hope that you find something you can take with you as you go.

Our scripture for the day is Matthew 28:16-20, a passage often called the Great Commission. In this scripture, Jesus offers the disciples, and us, words of comfort. He says, “I am with you always, even til the end of the age.” Jesus had died, but the disciples now discovered that they were coming to know Jesus in a new way. They thought they had lost him, but now he was with them again, just as he is with us.

As you go about your day, think about the scripture of the day. You can even turn it into a prayer whenever you would like. Just saying the words “Jesus be with me” can be a comfort when we feel alone. Try it out!

This video shares words of comfort from John 14 with the same message of comfort, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”

It will be wonderful to take this journey with you over the next few days. Don’t forget, you can always return to these scriptures and prayers whenever you need them. Take care, and we hope to see you soon!

In peace,

Andrew, Kirsten, and Ann