National Intercession Retreat

Jesus Youth UAE’s first national Intercession retreat in Malayalam was held in Sharjah from 7th to 9th Aug 2013. Renny Njarakkulam from India led the sessions. 106 intercession ministry members from all over UAE attended the retreat. Main theme of the retreat was based on the Bible verse, “…the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God…among many brothers and sisters.” (Rom 8:26-30).

The prime focus of the retreat was to equip the ministry members to grow in the charism of Intercession by using the gifts and talents of the Holy Spirit. Intercession cells and other initiatives such as prayer tower and intercession network were formed in different Emirates as a result of the retreat.


Blessan Basil, Al Ain: - “The Intercession Retreat gave a new direction to my entire prayer life. I was able to understand more deeply the need to intercede and also the areas for intercession as a Jesus Youth. The retreat gave deeper insights about prayer in my life.”

Jiby Johney, Fujairah: “Intercession retreat was totally a different experience for me. The retreat helped me to receive new insights on prayer and intercession. I got deeper understanding about praying the rosary as well as what praying all the time really means. Adoration during the retreat was another good experience for me that it helped me to increase my faith by listening to the Lord. It was through this retreat that I came to know that while interceding for a person, we should pray for his spiritual growth rather than his material needs. Now I am able to offer my genuine prayers for others”



National Intercession Retreat