We know we should pray, but it’s hard to figure out what to say sometimes. Most of the time we treat it like a magic spell we only sort of expect to actually work.  Prayer is important, but when we turn prayer into a work, it turns into a curse.  So our Lord teaches us.  He gives us the Lord’s prayer, and with it, He shapes more than our words.  He teaches us that prayer is about comfort, not stuff. He shows us who He is and How He helps.  He gives us prayer as a gift and not a burden.  We have a Father in heaven who loves us!

Rev. Harrison Goodman, pastor at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas will teach High School and Confirmation age youth (and maybe some adults too) about the gift of prayer. 

Picture the sanctuary filled with teenagers, eager for the organ to begin the opening lines of the liturgy or their favorite hymns, listening intently as they learn how their Lutheran faith applies to their lives and relationships, and laughing as they horse around playing games and getting to know other youth from the area. That’s a glimpse of what will happen at this Higher Things Youth Retreat! $30 per person covers Retreat sessions, materials, lunch, and snacks. The retreat will begin with registration at 8am on Saturday and will conclude following the Divine Service at 5pm. Groups traveling long distances may stay at the church on Friday and Saturday nights.

When: February 15, 2020

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church – Bossier City, LA

Cost: $30/Person

Contact: Rev. George Borghardt

(318) 746-2215

or Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org or (888) 482-6630


Register via online registration here.


Click here to download the Registration and Information Packet

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