Virtual Lectio Divina
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” -St. Jerome
Prayer is not just about us - it is about a relationship with God, relating to Him as He is. This means we need to take time to get to know Him, to read what He said and did. What better way than to read how God the Father revealed Himself in the Person of Jesus Christ, His Son? Group Lectio Divina gives you the opportunity to talk and listen to Jesus in prayer while also sharing how He is moving you in real time alongside your peers. Find our top picks as well as pre-recorded lectio divina's here.
Lectio Divina, in Latin “divine reading”, is simply a way of engaging Sacred Scripture. It is a method that has been used by the Church since the time of the early Church Fathers. It is a four step process: Lectio (read), Meditatio (meditate), Oratio (speak), and Contemplatio (contemplate). Click here for more details.
What is lectio divina?
Lectio Divina prayer groups meet once a week online to pray with scripture together. In these meetings we will go step by step through the Lectio process and allow for others to share their inspirations to further move our own hearts and prayer.
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Guide To Lectio Divina
step 1: lectio
Begin by slowly reading the text. The key here is attentiveness. Read it several times. What does the text literally say?
step 2: meditatio
A word or several words may stick out to you during your reading. Stay with the word or phrase: pray with it, turn it over in your mind and heart, repeat it softly to yourself.
Step 3: Oratio
Ask yourself: "What do I desire to say to God in response to what I have meditated on?" It may be a petition, thanksgiving, intercession, or praise.
Step 4: Contemplatio
Finish with a quiet resting with God, contemplating on what has transpired in the previous “steps”. It is an attentiveness, and being ‘within’.
Archived Lectio Divina
Can't find a time that works? Missed a week? Want some more direction of what scripture to use for lectio divina? Here are some of the video files of our Lectio Divina that you can follow along with. Listed are also some of the team's personal favorite bits of scripture to pray with!