LECTIO DIVINA--basic instructions

For reference purposes:

Read the passage the same way you savor a perfect steak. Linger over each word, listening for the voice of God.
Think through the passage, pondering each word and how it fits into the whole.
Pray the passage back to God, sharing questions, requests, convictions, and decisions.
Rest your soul in silence before God. This is difficult to do, as our minds are usually racing. One helpful technique is to listen to your physical surroundings as far as possible, hearing and taking note of each sound.
When you finish, you may find it useful to journal your experience.

Read more about Lectio Divina on Wikipedia or Valyermo.

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