How to Spend a Day Alone
Planning a short spiritual retreat.
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I was intimidated the first time I tried spending an entire day in solitude. Putting some structure on the day helps. Here are some suggestions.
Spend a brief time getting ready the night before. Ask God to bless the day, and tell him you want to devote the day to him. This day is your gift to God, but of course even more than that, it is a gift God wants to give to you. What do you need the Lord to give you: A sense of healing and forgiveness? Conviction for an apathetic heart? Compassion? A renewed sense of mission?
Arrange the day around listening to God. Here's a format I've adapted from Glandion Carney's book The Spiritual Formation Toolkit:
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