As you begin your retreat, pause for a few moments to quiet yourself. Pay attention to your breathing and call to mind that you are in the loving presence of God.
Acts of the Apostles 1:24-25
Then they prayed, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place."
All too often when we face difficult choices, we forget to include prayer in our decision-making process. When the apostles needed to choose someone to replace Judas, they relied on the Holy Spirit to help them choose the right one. The Holy Spirit is also ready to help us discover the direction God wants us to take in our lives. All we need to do is ask.
How do I rely on God when making choices in my life?
What is a decision in my life that I need to pray about?
(Pray to God using these words or words of your own.)