Lectio Divina is a practice of reading the Scriptures with the heart of Jesus ready to hear the voice of your Father in the text. As you are reading a passage of Scripture:
- Breathe deep to settle your mind and heart
- Read the passage slowly
- Listen for God’s voice as you read it again
- Contemplate God’s nudges as you read it again
- Pray the passage back to God
- Thank God for the message God gave you
Practice these steps by reading Psalm 1
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
By Yvonne Biel