Listen to “Elijah and Hagar”, the 2nd episode of the new audio retreat for Lent 2024.

Immerse yourself in two stories from Scripture and take an audio journey with us into the wilderness.

This five-part series will accompany you through the coming weeks of Lent – look out for a new episode every Sunday!

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“To them, the desert is a wilderness no more”

This week, Rev Harriet Johnson guides us on two startling journeys into the wilderness; Elijah from the Book of Kings, and Hagar from the Book of Genesis.

First, we follow Elijah as he fleas into the desert and leaves behind his status, his servants, and even his will to live. There, he encounters God and His mercy – but this is just the start of Elijah’s experience in the wilderness.

We then join Hagar on her journey as she slips into the wilderness to escape familial abuse. Alone, without resources and pregnant, Hagar receives reprieve from God, alongside a life-changing promise of salvation.

But it’s not just a self-enforced exile into the desert that unites these two figures – listen to the episode to discover the full story.

How to listen to this audio retreat episode

To listen to this episode of the Lent audio retreat, follow this link to the YouTube version of the episode or listen directly using the YouTube player below.

Alongside listening to the episode on YouTube, you download the audio in MP4 format and listen on your phone or computer.

If require additional accessibility resources to enjoy this audio retreat, you can download the transcript for this episode. You can also use the subtitles/closed captions on the YouTube video.

There is no right or wrong way to listen to this audio retreat. You can listen to it as many times as you like, by yourself or with others.

Resources for prayer and reflection

To accompany you on your audio journey, you can download helpful visual and written resources, designed to help you along in your reflection and prayer.

Although it’s not necessary for you to use the downloadable resources to enjoy this audio retreat, it can add a greater dimension to your reflection and prayer.

New episodes throughout February and March

This is the first episode in a five-part series. Each Sunday of this Lent season, we’ll be releasing a new episode of this audio retreat.

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If you’d like to listen to more audio retreats, you can explore some of our previous series and take a prayerful audio journey with Chris Chapman, Harriet Johnson and a number of special guests.

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