Centering prayer and lectio divina part 1 thomas keating lectio divina is a private devotion and while its useful to do it in common it was originally designed to be a private experience or encounter with the scriptures. Kids are wriggly, whiny, wandering, wondering prayers. Lectio divina slow, contemplative praying of the word that calls one to study, ponder, listen and finally, pray from gods word. Bible study is the reading of the scriptures for information and an understanding of the context of the passage. This ancient practice has been kept alive in the christian. Lectio divina is a reading, reflecting, responding and resting in the word of god that helps one grow in relationship with god.
Although there is an element of study in lectio divina, it is not the. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely. Our family uses this beautiful book to pray a psalm or two with our kids at bedtime. Lectio divina lectio divina divine, or sacred, reading is the name given to a spiritual tradition among christians over the last two thousand years, in which they attentively and prayerfully read the word of god. How to pray lectio divina with kids the christian century. Mt 11, 2527 esta relaci n no puede quedarse a nivel superficial. As carmelites we live our life of allegiance to jesus christ and to serve him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living god the contemplative dimension of life, through prayer, through fraternity, and through service diakonia. A very ancient art, practiced at one time by all christians, is the technique known as lectio divina a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures which enables the bible, the word of god, to become a means of union with god. Like most humans, they find it difficult to concentrate while they pray. Lectio divina can be used with any scripture passage to make it come alive for the reader a way to delve deeper into the living word of god. Doing it together is a liturgy of lectio, because you are deliberately structuring the. Descargue como doc, pdf, txt o lea en linea desde scribd. Lectio divina sacred reading secular franciscan order.
Lectio divina sacred reading a way to meditate on scripture. In the space below, write a sentence that summarizes what this passage means to you. The spiritual practice of lectio divina worship script. Lectio divina did it for the first time this summer, and it was incredible how. It is a popular method of reading scripture and engaging in contemplative and meditative prayer. It provides a solid conceptual background for the practice of lectio divina. Centering prayer is a method of prayer in which we consent to rest in gods presence. Ask yourself which word, which phrase, which passage speaks to you, challenges you, tugs at you this day.
Like any form of contemplative practice, or meditation, it invites the practitioner into a stillness and silence as. Integration of lectio divina, ignatius imagination and. Lectio divina it was with the renewal of religious life at the second vatican council that lectio divina reclaimed its rightful place in monastic life. Listen carefully as the scripture passage is read aloud. This practice is an ancient form of contemplative prayer codified by st. So if you want to pray lectio divina with kids, my advice is to start small. With a renewed emphasis on productive silence, individual cells, and time dedicated to meditation, the time was ripe for a return to lectio divina.1042 594 192 605 137 50 599 1490 112 173 226 871 338 876 268 998 429 599 837 14 1201 284 370 314 53 1126 1469 915 1145 205 216 1115 809 879 909 27 1035