Lectio Divina, Praying the Scriptures
The introductory workshop on Lectio Divina,
Teaches a contemplative the method of Lectio Divina as a way to pray the sacred scriptures.
The workshop presents a Christian tradition of prayer that through reading, reflecting, responding and resting in the Word of God, one’s relationship with God is nourished and deepened. The workshop consists of presentations that focus on the following:
Reading the Word of God
The Word of God is read in a listening manner with “the ear of one’s heart.” One is attentive to the phrase, sentence or one word that is noticed. The participants experience this stage.
Reflecting on the Word of God
The Word of God is reflected upon and the phrase, sentence or one word that captures one’s attention that touches one is savoured and held reflectively. The participants experience this stage.
Responding to the Word of God
The Word of God is responded to in a spontaneous manner. One may express a prayer, a concern, a question. The participants experience this stage.
Resting with the Word of God
The Word of God is rested with in the silence. One allows it to speak in the quiet of one’s heart. The participants experience this stage..
Becoming a Word of God
The transformative power of the Word of God is experienced as one is faithful to Lectio Divina. The participants explore the fruits of one’s deepening relationship with God.