Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) is an ancient practice of biblical prayer and meditation. It is a contemplative discipline to help us be led by the Holy Spirit in prayer and hear the ways and will of God through Scripture. Our staff did this as a group this morning. Man, the Lord had them prayer some powerful prayers from Psalm 131.
Here’s how we did it
- Each of us read the verses out loud.
- Think deeply of the words and the intention of God, in these Scriptures
- Dwell upon the truths.
- Pray out the themes in the verses.
- Pray out as you are led by the Holy Spirit
Psalm 131 (NASB95
A Song of Ascents, of David.)
1O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
2Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
3O Israel, hope in the Lord From this time forth and forever.
Try it personally, with family, or Church staff using different portions of Scripture. This is a great way to spend a devotional time, “daily office”, and to connect with the heart and Spirit of Christ.
Let the Spirit pray through you. Let him teach you. Let Jesus be your mentor.