There were shepherds

Day Three: There were shepherds …

Welcome to the third day of our Still before Christmas retreat with David Newman, Warden of Launde Abbey.

If you’ve not done so already, download our Online Retreat Guide here.

Take a few moments in silence as you begin your time of retreat today. Remind yourself that you spend today in the presence of God who loves you and seeks to draw you closer. Allow yourself to settle into stillness and silence within so that God’s voice can be heard.

You may want to begin the day with Morning Prayer

Watch David’s reflection on the theme There were shepherds …

Or, if you prefer, you can listen to an audio version of the reflection:


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During today, David invites us to reflect on two questions:
1. “They watched, they went, they witnessed and worshipped.” What do you notice in the shepherds story and how is God speaking to you through it?
2. What keeps you from watchful attentiveness?


You may want to draw the day to a close by reading the Church of England service of Compline or by listening to this audio version of Compline:


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