- Psalm 23:1-6 NASB
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
- Psalm 42:1-2 NIV
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
- Psalm 62:5 NIV
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
- Psalm 80:18-19 ESV
Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
- Psalm 116:7 NIV
Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.
- Proverbs 11:25 NIV
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
- Song of Solomon 2:10 NKJV
My beloved spoke, and said to me:
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
- Isaiah 28:12-13 NIV
to whom he said,
“This is the resting place, let the weary rest”;
and, “This is the place of repose”—
but they would not listen.
13 So then, the word of the Lord to them will become:
Do this, do that,
a rule for this, a rule for that;
a little here, a little there—
so that as they go they will fall backward;
they will be injured and snared and captured.
- Jeremiah 31:25 NASB
For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.
- Hosea 2:14-16 ESV
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
15 And there I will give her her vineyards
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,
as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
- Matthew 11:28 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
- Mark 6:31 NIV
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
9 thoughts on “12 Bible Verses for a Spiritual Retreat”
This couldn’t have come at a better time! Thanks!!
Ah, just what I needed this morning. God’s word and a cup of coffee! As I sit here and sip the world’s caffeine to wake up, you’ve given me some of God’s caffeine to energize my day. God’s Blessings!!
Sounds like a great way to start the day!
Hi Heather – may I use this post on the Ruby blog in August? I’m finishing up the schedule today and would like to include this one if that’s OK with you. Let me know what you think! Thanks so much, Nina
Absolutely, Nina! Thanks !
Am being rejuvenate with your message through Holy Spirit.
Thank you Heather, I was looking for quotes to write in my cards for the retreatants. These quotes inspired my personal prayer and note to each one of them.