Praying Scripture

Here is a guide to praying scripture called Lectio Divina. It may be used with any scripture but there are a few suggestions below:

Scriptures

  • Psalm 127:1-2
  • Deuteronomy 5:12-14a
  • Isaiah 56:1-2
  • Psalm 90:9-10, 12
  • Matthew 11:28-30

The Process

StageQuestionTask
ReadWhat word or phrase stands out to you?Listen
AskWhat question does this scripture cause you to ask?Listen
PrayWhat do you want to tell God about the scripture?Listen
RestWhat will you take with you from this scripture? Listen

The Flow for Each Stage

MovementTask
SilenceBe still and quiet and in a mindset of prayer
ReadingListen for answer to question for the stage
SilenceBe present with response to question
SharingShare, as willing, your answer to the question

Post-Prayer Questions

What did you hear from God through praying the scripture?

What has this scripture taught you about who you are in relation to God?