lectio Divina 2024

What Is Lectio Divina and How to Use This Book 11 and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) Meditation (Meditatio) Read the passage again, and when something strikes you, a question arises in you, stop and meditate. Think about what God may be saying through it. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to fathom a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2) “I will ponder your precepts and consider your paths.” (Psalm 119:15) Prayer (Oratio) Speak to the Lord about what you have read and share what’s on your mind and heart—offer and share with the Lord your thanksgiving, petition, concerns, doubts, or simply affirm, back to the Lord, the very word that he has spoken. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise.” (Psalm 100:4) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Contemplation (Contemplatio) This is a quiet time, a time to rest in his presence and wait upon the Lord. It is a time where we allow the Lord to speak directly to our spirit from within us. It requires practice. But this allows us to be attentive to the Lord’s voice, and by regular practice, our ability to hear God’s voice