Lectio Divina (Praying Scripture)

Here is a guide to praying scripture called Lectio Divina. It may be used with any scripture, so feel free to pick some of your favorites or simply turn to any random page.

For a suggested list of scriptures per day visit the Daily Bible Reading Schedule page.

This is one of four ways offered to spend time daily with God and it’s the basis for the Daily Prayer Podcast (see link below). Each member of Eastman First Methodist is encouraged to pick at least one to create a daily habit with God. Here are the other three:

Daily Prayer Podcast
Praying the Psalms
Daily Bible Reading

The Process

StageQuestionTask
PhraseWhat phrase stands out to you?Listen
WordWhat word stands out to you?Listen
MessageWhat is God telling you?Listen
PrayerTell God what you heard 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?