The ancient practice of daily prayer offers a way to immerse ourselves in the mystery of faith as well as the experience of dying and rising with Christ. The psalms are an integral part of this pattern of worship and have served as a “school of prayer” for generations. At this retreat, participants will explore and experience the life-giving rhythm of daily prayer through focusing on creative and engaging uses of the psalms.
David Gambrell is the associate for worship in the PC(USA) office of theology and worship, co-editor of the latest edition of the “Book of Common Worship.” He is the author of “Breathing Spirit into Dust: Fifty Hymn Texts” and “Presbyterian Worship: Questions and Answers.”
David was an advisory member of the Presbyterian committee for congregational song and he is responsible for the 2013 hymnal “Glory to God.” He currently serves as a representative for the consultation on common texts and through this position was responsible for the Revised Common Lectionary. David also lent his time and talents to help design the PC(USA)’s Daily Prayer app.
He has a Master of Divination from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a doctorate in liturgical studies from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where his doctoral research focused on the use of Psalm 22 in the Good Friday liturgy.
Cost and Housing
All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging, and costs of two nights of lodging, meals, tuition and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.
Single occupancy room: $615
Double occupancy room: $490
Commuter rate: $345 (excludes housing; includes tuition and meals)
A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.
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What to Bring
Linens are provided. Bring sturdy shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain, casual clothing, jacket/sweater, flashlight, insect repellent, water bottle, Bible and a journal. Please do not bring extra books—books can be a distraction on this type of retreat.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.