Lectio Divina as an ancient practice of prayerfully reading Scripture asking God to speak to you through his Word. It can be done alone or in a group. It is not to be confused with rigorous study or exegesis. Rather, it opens a our hearts and minds to hear from God as a particular passage is read three or four different times.

Only the leader need familiarize herself or himself with this tool. Plan on about 30 minutes of prep work, but only for the first time. I have found this a great way to help people create a posture that helps them hear from God.

Lots of websites present the 'how-to' material. Here is a good one: http://www.valyermo.com/ld-art.html

Kevin Johnson

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