MARANATHA House of Prayer is a Catholic retreat house where Christians and people of good will can come and deepen their relationship with God and others based on the values taught by Jesus in the Gospels, and on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.

It is a Jesuit-Lay ministry committed to accompanying others in the Ignatian way of prayer and discernment and providing the ambience of a sanctuary of grace where all who come can experience God’s love, forgiveness, gentleness, mercy, joy, delight in all things and see all things in God.

Retreats at MARANATHA are focussed on God , and about God’s direct and personal relationship with you.

What is expected of you:

  • A generous disposition of gratitude to God’s generosity and graced gifts

  • A respectful presence of welcome to the praying community present at the retreat with you.

  • A commitment to reading of Scripture contemplatively

  • An interior and exterior silence and stillness open to “ ..know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

Directed Prayer Retreats

Directed Prayer Retreats are meant for individuals who have an understanding of Ignatian spirituality and the way of praying and discerning as taught by St Ignatius. They should be comfortable with silence, and are able to pray within a structured time frame on their own. It is advisable for an individual to have experienced an individually guided retreat before undertaking an 8-day retreat.

The person making a Directed retreat should be able to articulate the affect of the prayer to the Spiritual Companion during spiritual direction.

Directed retreats are limited to a maximum of 6 persons in single occupancy.

Days of Quiet Prayer

Guided Days of Quiet Individual Prayer

The guided day (one night) is available to individuals wanting to spend time with God, guided by a MARANATHA spiritual companion in the way of praying taught by St Ignatius of Loyola. Limited to a maximum of six persons per spiritual companion.

Conference Prayer Retreats

Conference Prayer Retreats

Conference Prayer Retreats are preached retreats. There will be presentations each day, time for individual prayer and reflection, and opportunity to be guided by the facilitator and spiritual companion. Conference retreats help to introduce the retreatant to exterior and interior silence, and to make a sacred space where God can engage them in closer relationship with Him.

Online Spiritual Direction

for MRH retreatants only

We are pleased to announce that spiritual direction will now be available online to people who wish to deepen their spiritual growth.

This online spiritual direction is a process of one-to-one conversation between you and a spiritual companion to help you understand how God is at work in your daily life. A spiritual companion will be available to offer a listening ear and support in a trusting environment to help you look at your relationship with God and respond to God’s invitation in the spiritual practice of your daily life.

Spiritual direction is for you if ...

  • You are serious with your prayer life and has been praying regularly.
  • You desire to explore your experiences of God with a trusted spiritual companion.
  • You want to deepen your spiritual life journey and awareness of how God is communicating with you in your life.
  • You are seeking for a deeper personal and spiritual growth in your faith journey. 

Spiritual conversations can be conducted on the telephone via video call or whatever way that works best for you and the spiritual companion. These sessions will be treated with utmost confidentiality and respect.

If you feel a need to have regular spiritual direction, please click on the APPLY for ONLINE SPIRITUAL DIRECTION link below. We will get back to you as soon as we find a spiritual companion who is available for you. If you need further assistance, please drop an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For official correspondences, please mail to:

MARANATHA House of Prayer
Xavier Hall
135 Jalan Gasing (Section 10)
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor DE

MARANATHA House of Prayer is located at:

A074 Persiaran Pines
Janda Baik, Bukit Tinggi
28750 Bentong, Pahang

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