WINTER PRAYER RETREAT

 “THE UNBREAKABLE BOND”

 

January 27th – 29th, 2023
Hyatt Regency & Resort Hotel 100 Heron Blvd, Cambridge, MD 21613

2023 Annual Winter Prayer Retreat (WPR) 

We are gearing up for this year’s Winter Prayer Retreat themed, “The Unbreakable Bond”. As you take time to seek God’s face this year remember that we must remain rooted and grounded in Christ’s love according to Ephesians 3: 16-19. Its our prayer that you will grow in your intimacy with God this year and beyond. This year’s retreat will take place at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Resort in Cambridge, Maryland, and we are very thrilled to welcome back Pastor Peter Balogun, a man known for powerful ministrations, accompanied with tangible signs and wonders. He is the Senior Pastor of the Citizens Church For All Nations Abuja, Nigeria. We are also delighted to welcome for the first time Pastor Eric Jeshrun from The Faith Gathering, Ontario, Canada. We are also delighted to welcome Minister Chigozie Wisdom as our Worship Artiste, from Lagos, Nigeria to lead us in powerful praise and worship sessions throughout the retreat.

The New Year is a perfect time to pause and to get God’s perspective for the year, it’s an opportunity for you to reflect and reset yourself for the year ahead. So, make plans to attend and to spend this time in God’s presence along with other brothers and sisters in Christ – it’s a retreat for the whole family!

There will be prayer, praise & worship sessions, and many opportunities for one-on-one ministrations, and personal time with God. Take a moment to register, we are confident that as you set this time apart for solitude, reflection, corporate prayer and worship, that God will meet and surpass your expectations!

Pastor Peter Balogun (Speaker)

He is a dynamic Pastor, Teacher, Prophet, and host of the popular program – DESTINY ENCOUNTER – which airs on radio and television stations within and outside Nigeria. His teachings have empowered men and women to live the Kingdom life, a life that is beyond restrictions. He has taken the Gospel to several nations of the world and planted Churches where need be. His passion for the less privileged led him to establish Destiny Covenant Foundation, an NGO that takes care of indigent students.

Pastor Eric Jeshrun (Speaker)

Pastor Eric Jeshrun is a preacher, youth empowerment coach, and worshipper who expresses his love for God through his music. He is passionate about helping young people find their purpose and calling, both in the kingdom and marketplace.  He holds a degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry. He pastors a church called Faith Gatherings with campuses in Ghana, Canada, and the USA and is the founder of Jeshrun Okyere Global Outreach (JOGO). He is married to the love of his love Lady Chris ONWONA , and together they have two girls – Iyana and Chana.

 Minister Chigozie Wisdom (Worship Artiste)

Chigozie Wisdom is a seasoned and anointed Nigerian music minstrel, a worship revivalist whose aim is to ensure that all eyes see Jesus through worship. He also composed the popular song ‘Ese Gan ni’ He is a multi dimensional instrumentalist and a recording artist who doubles as the CEO FIRMAMENT RECORDS/CONVENER OF THE 60 DAYS SACRIFICE OF PRAISE OVER NIGERIA. He also the Convener of THE WELL OF WORSHIP. He is the head of the music department at the Zion The City of the Lord Ministries under the leadership of Apst Alex Bamgbola and The Music director of PFN/CAN Lagos state chapter, It is worthy of Note that Chigozie Wisdom chaired the music committee of the fairwell crusade of the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. He is happily married to Blessing and they are blessed with Three children.

Event Schedule

DATE & TIME

 JHDC WINTER PRAYER RETREAT

FRIDAY, January 27th, 2023


10:00 pm – 1:00 am

SATURDAY, January 28th, 2023



6:00 am – 7:00 am




7:00 am - 8:30 am




10:00 am - 12:00 pm





12:30 pm - 1:15 pm





3:00 pm - 4:30 pm





4:30 pm - 6:00 pm




8:00 pm – 11:30 pm






SUNDAY, January 29th, 2023



9:00 am - 11:30 am

RETREAT 

PROGRAM



Praise & Worship - Wisdom Chigozie

Retreat Welcome - Deacon Tunde Adeyemo

  

Session A - Pastor Olumide Ogunjuyigbe


Session B - Pastor Eric Jeshrun

  

Evening Rally - Pastor Peter Balogun

(Holy Communion)




Session C - Mature Singles Program




Session D - Ignite Young Professionals Early Morning Session with Pastor Eric Jeshrun




Praise & Worship - Wisdom Chigozie

Session E - Traits of the Unbreakable Bond

Praise & Worship - JHMM

Morning Rally - Pastor Peter Balogun



Session F - Jesus Women with Pastor Peter Balogun





THE BONDING ATMOSPHERE

Worship & Praise with Wisdom Chigozie, JHMM & Friends




THE BOND

Session G - Ignite Young Professionals Evening Session - Pastor Wale Odusanya




Praise & Worship - Wisdom Chigozie

Session H Pastor Eric Jeshrun

Session I – Pastor Olumide Ogunjuyigbe

Offering & Special Music - Wisdom Chigozie

Evening Rally - Pastor Peter Balogun

Thanksgiving Celebration with Wisdom Chigozie




RETREAT CELEBRATION SERVICE

Praise & Worship - Wisdom Chigozie

Announcements

Testimonies

Tithes & Offering

Sermon - Pastor Peter Balogun

Final Blessings – Benediction

Prayer Wall

You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 9 times.

Anonymous

Prayer for restoration of my marriage this year and for us to bear more fruits of our union (more children, a new home, better jobs, family unity, for us to be a family rooted in God)

Praying for my parents' marriage to be repaired (remove the spirit of bitterness from my mother's heart, give my father a spirit of remorse and repentance) so that my parents can enjoy the golden years of their lives

Praying for all marriages (the devil has come to steal joy from our unions, kill our love for each other and destroy the covenant of marriage). Lord, help our men become men of God and not men of the world. Help them provide and lead our families, help them honor, respect and uphold the vows of marriage. Help our women be supporters and nurturers. Help them become women of God, and not women led by emotions, help them honor and respect and uphold the vows of marriage.

Received: January 30, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 2 times.

Anonymous

Prayer for restoration of my marriage this year and for us to bear more fruits of our union (more children, a new home, better jobs, family unity, for us to be a family rooted in God)

Praying for my parents' marriage to be repaired (remove the spirit of bitterness from my mother's heart, give my father a spirit of remorse and repentance) so that my parents can enjoy the golden years of their lives

Praying for all marriages (the devil has come to steal joy from our unions, kill our love for each other and destroy the covenant of marriage). Lord, help our men become men of God and not men of the world. Help them provide and lead our families, help them honor, respect and uphold the vows of marriage. Help our women be supporters and nurturers. Help them become women of God, and not women led by emotions, help them honor and respect and uphold the vows of marriage.

Received: January 30, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 3 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for my emotional healing and wholeness from trauma, and total freedom from inner bondage and long-standing negative cycles of pain.

Please pray for salvation and deliverance for my older brother. I have been praying for years for his soul and want God's salvation to manifest in his life.

Received: January 28, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 3 times.

Anonymous

Praying for healing for me and my family including my parents. Especially my husband in need of the Lord’s healing.

I am praying from financial breakthrough for my husbands business and all of those in need of it from our jobs

.. a new anointing over me at my job as I desire a promotion with increased salary that surpasses my understanding. I am also praying for a new job that meets my sister salary expectation for her as well as she is looking for a new job

Praying for her Boaz to locate her and they be joined together as husband and wife

Praying for God to lead me with wisdom on how to be an anointed mom over my kids. May the Lord bless and protect my children in the land of living from all things that can harm them or keep them from walking in their calling.

Asking for the lord to fill me up with his presence. I want to leave here feeling and believing that I left the retreat differently than how I came.

Received: January 28, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Anonymous

For closer fellowship with God and to recognize His voice when He speaks;

For marriage to the bone of my bone this year and for our marriage to be blessed with children;

For the purchase of my first home this year;

For good health.

For these things I have prayed and give thanks.

Received: January 27, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 19 times.

Crystal Vines

Please pray for full time employment soon. I am not getting interviews

Received: January 26, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.

Carol Otenigbagbe

That I pray on a daily not only for me but for all people

I pray for a new job with complete health insurance and a great 401K

I pray for a new home comfortably for God to entry and reside

I pray for my son to be forgiven for all he has done that is not of Christ and God fullfill him with the truth and the light and God continue to be with him in each step he takes

Received: January 26, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Anonymous

- I was given a conditional job offer that requires high-level security clearance its been over a year and I'm asking the Lord for a breakthrough and that the job offer be expedited in Jesus' name.

- Also, I pray the Lord guides my steps in choosing a life partner

Received: January 26, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.

Anonymous

My daughter is going for a procedure. Please pray that there are no complications in Jesus name, amen. Thank you.

Received: January 25, 2023

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Anonymous

Please pray

-that the Lord would give me complete healing from tooth and jaw pain caused by misaligned teeth.

-that my faith and trust in Him would be made stronger even in pain and illness.

-that the Lord would replace all that has been lost financially from doctor and dental visits.

-that the Lord would heal my mother from high cholesterol.

Received: January 25, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect!

Why a Prayer Retreat?

Our Lord Jesus Christ, our perfect example, considered retreating to pray a fantastic thing to do. He left the town and cities for the mountain to pray regularly. Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

What is the theme and schedule of programs for the event in 2022?

The theme is “Unlocking your blessings!” and the schedule can be found online at https://www.jesushousedc.org/winter-prayer-retreat/ under the section “Event Schedule”

I registered and do not have a ride to Cambridge. Will transportation be provided and what is the departure time?

A coach will be available to ferry participant who do not drive or elect not to drive to the Cambridge, MD for the retreat.  You would need to have paid the $10 fee per seat for the round trip transportation to the main retreat venue.  The departure time will be 6pm prompt from the church at 919 Philadelphia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  Those who prepaid for transportation will be given boarding preferences over walk-ins.

What plans have been put in place regarding COVID-19 at the hotel and for the event?

Following the serious challenges that were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hyatt Regency the main event hotel decided to review all our standard operating procedures (SOP) in line with the increased personal health and safety requirements. The hotel has worked with our outsourced housekeeping specialists and our supplier of cleaning and hygiene products to guarantee our adjustments and extra measures are in line with the Government and Health Authority requirements and will follow any changes or updates that are announced. More details on the hotel’s policy can be found at https://www.hyatt.com/info/coronavirus-statement

I would like to submit a prayer point or testimony but plan to be virtual in 2022?

We have you covered.  You do not have to wait until the retreat to start submitting your prayer retreat or testimonies.  It gets better, someone can start praying for you before the program.  We have a Prayer Wall and a place for you to Share your Testimony at https://www.jesushousedc.org/winter-prayer-retreat/.  Visit the wall frequently to see know many people are praying for you.  It is always great to know that God has raised up helpers.

Are children welcome to attend this year?

We have a fantastic program planned for children for all ages from K-12.  The program has been designed to meet the spiritual needs of your children, in line with the theme of the retreat. Guest ministers will also be bring a fresh perspective of God to your children through biblical teaching and activities.

What about fasting and feeding?

We encourage every adult that is medically and physically able to fast each day of the retreat until sunset. Accommodation can be made for children, pregnant and nursing mothers, the elderly, and adults on medication. The cost of feeding $20 per person, which includes breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday during the Retreat. You must have elected to feeding during your registration to receive a token for meals. For example, if you have 3 children and you elected for meals through the hotel during registration, you must have paid an additional $60 during registration.

All attendees are expected to make personal dinner arrangements after breaking the fast. There are lots of restaurants near the Hyatt Regency Resort and in the Cambridge, MD vicinity. Microwaves will be available at select public locations at the Hyatt Regency to warm meals, but COVID-19 social distancing protocols would be in effect.

Can I invite Friends and Family?

Absolutely! We strongly encourage it.  If you have been blessed over the years by attending the retreat, encourage/challenge others to start the year with God and see what a difference it will make in 2020.  Do not forget to share a link to the stream for those you want to follow online virtually.

Do you know someone who was led by their wisdom, intellect, emotions, wit or others and it has failed them?  Encourage them to be part of “unlocking your blessing” in 2022!  We believe that participating will make a positive difference in their lives!

I am available for a few hours at the retreat. How can I help?

We would need help with various tasks at the venue.  If you are physically able, you can assist with the loading and unloading of equipment for the children. Helping with setup of the main auditorium by coming early etc.  If God is laying the burden to assist on your heart, please reach out to any member of the 2022 WPR Planning Committee.

Can I invite Friends and Family?

Absolutely! We strongly encourage it.  If you have been blessed over the years by attending the retreat, encourage/challenge others to start the year with God and see what a difference it will make in 2020.  Do not forget to share a link to the stream for those you want to follow online virtually.

Do you know someone who was led by their wisdom, intellect, emotions, wit or others and it has failed them?  Encourage them to be part of “unlocking your blessing” in 2022!  We believe that participating will make a positive difference in their lives!

What will the Winter Prayer Retreat be like in 2022? Virtual or On-Site?

Both ways! The retreat will be streamed virtually and on site in Cambridge, MD in 2022. This means that if you are unable to physically participate at the Hyatt Regency, you can stream the program live from internet enabled device from our @JesusHouseDC YouTube Channel. All the links for the virtual events will be available at https://www.jesushousedc.org/winter-prayer-retreat/

What is the address of the main retreat venue and how long is the drive from the DC Metro area?

The address is 100 Heron Boulevard, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA. Telephone number +1 410 901 1234.  The drive to the venue from the DC Metro area will vary between 1.5 -1.75 hours depending on traffic through tolled roads.  Please note that you will cross the Bay Bridge which incurs at toll of $4.00 for 2-axle vehicles.

I cannot make it on Friday, 28th January 2022. Can I drive down for the day and be a part of the anointing service?

Absolutely.  You can drive down and get anointed “in-person” and be hold before midnight, depending on your neck of the woods! Come masked up and be a part of the live experience.

Will masks wearing be required for all attendees in 2022?

All attendees above the age of 2 years old will be required to wear a mask when in public places outside of the room and in a public area.

Do we have a buyout in 2022? Are all occupants of the Hyatt Regency present for the WPR?

No.  Since we do not have a buyout, other guests who are not present for the Retreat will be at the hotel.  Therefore, enforcement of mask wearing mandate and reporting of those in violation for action by hotel security will be in effect.

I want to make room payment for in person attendance. I have tried registering online at wpr.vomoz.net and got informed that 2022 WPR registration has closed. Can I call the Hyatt Regency or Holiday Inn to make personal independent reservations?

Unfortunately, we do not have a buyout in 2022 at registration closed on the 7th of January 2022. The closure does not mean you cannot attend! You can make a direct reservation with the hotels.  The rates as expected may be more that the negotiated rate if you had booked prior to closure date through our platform.  Rooms and hotel requests are managed by the respective hotels.

How do I go about providing sponsorship for the retreat?

Sponsorship is greatly appreciated. By sponsoring you make it possible for others who cannot afford the cost of the retreat to attend and be blessed. You may choose to sponsor half a room, a room or multiple rooms, or any desired amount.  You may also elect to pay for childcare providers, audio visual needs and so on. Although the registration is closed, you can still use the wpr.vomoz.net to sponsor the retreat. Just ask us how.

I am active on Social Media (Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram) , where can I find promotional material for the 2022 WPR?

Sponsorship is greatly appreciated. By sponsoring you make it possible for others who cannot afford the cost of the retreat to attend and be blessed. You may choose to sponsor half a room, a room or multiple rooms, or any desired amount.  You may also elect to pay for childcare providers, audio visual needs and so on. Although the registration is closed, you can still use the wpr.vomoz.net to sponsor the retreat. Just ask us how.

I have questions, how do I get answers?

The Winter Prayer Retreat committee will be more than happy to assist with any questions, comments, or feedback you may have. Please send an e-mail to prayerretreat@jesushousedc.org and look out for updated information about the Retreat at https://www.jesushousedc.org/winter-prayer-retreat/ .