Lectio Divina is an ancient technique of scripture meditation. It involves the slow, meditative reading of a selected portion of scripture, meditation upon a part of that scripture which seems to speak to you in a personal way, response to God in prayer, and silent listening for God's response to you. This form of prayer has been kept alive for almost the whole of Christian history, mostly in the monastic tradition.
Accepting the Embrace of God: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
By Luke Dysinger of St. Andrew's Abbey, an introduction to the practice of personal or group lectio divina.
The Ladder of Four Rungs
Standard medieval explanation of the meaning and practice of lectio divina.
Lectio Divina - Meditations on the Art of Divine Reading
A series of meditations on the ancient monastic practice. Scripture with poetry enliven the basic principles of meditating on the Word of God.
Lectio Divina as school of prayer among the Fathers of the Desert
Translation of a talk given by Armand Veilleux in 1995.
The Lectio Divinae Web Site
Explanation, primer, and samples.
Order of St. Benedict: Lectio Divina
"Lectio divina" means "divine reading", and is an ancient Christian way of prayer, using the Bible or other suitable reading material. Information about lectio divina can be found here, along with links to reading material that could be fruitfully used in prayer.
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