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Thu, Aug 22


Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center

Heart to Heart with God

Do you long for a deeper, more intimate relationship with our Lord? Did you know that He has the same longing for us? Together, and inspired by the saints, Deacon Ward Nolan and Jayne Bando-Bidwell will help us discover how heartfelt prayer is the answer to transforming our relationship with God.

Heart to Heart with God
Heart to Heart with God

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Branches Christian Rest & Renewal Center, 8251 Lower Lake Rd, Lodi, NY 14860, USA

About the event

Heart to Heart with God

"For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy." -St. Therese of Lisieux (CCC 2558)

You know prayer is important but still find it challenging. Perhaps it’s hard to find time, or you’re unsure what to do when you pray or you feel discouraged by your weaknesses.

If you have any of these feelings, you are not alone. Even the saints struggled in prayer, learning to rely more on God’s grace, than on their abilities. He drew them ever closer to Him, and wants to do the same for us.

And that’s what this retreat is about: the journey of prayer God wants to take us on.

We will be primarily referencing the book/study “When You Pray” by Dr. Edward Sri.

Our prayerful hope is to offer you an educational, practical, and spiritual day of reflection that will help cultivate a rich and lasting prayer life as we journey together this one day.

May the Holy Spirit increase in your hearts, worshipping God with all your being, in the true splendor of prayer. He is our hope, our salvation, and our glory to come!

Retreat Schedule

10 AM  Arrival. Light breakfast foods will be served.

10:30  Session One

11:30  Quiet Prayer time

12:00  Lunch

1:00  Session Two

2:00  Quiet Prayer time

3:00  Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

3:20  Closing questions/discussion

4:00 Departure

Branches is an outdoor facility.  Our pavilion provides shelter from light rain, but if the forecast states a storm with strong winds, we will relocate to Mary Mother of Mercy Parish, 7231 Main St., Ovid, NY 14521.  You will receive a phone call if we need to relocate.  Thank you.


  • Heart to Heart with God

    This ticket includes breakfast refreshments, lunch and beverages.




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