What is Lectio Divina?
To put it simply, Lectio is an ancient practice originally used by monks to gather deeper wisdom from sacred texts. It involves reading that same 3 or 4 times, and each time applying different lenses or approaches.
To put it poetically, Christine Valters Paintner describes it this way: “When I first was introduced to the practice of Lectio Divina… I felt an opening inside of me as if I was being met right where I was. I discovered in this ancient way of praying a mirror of my own inner movements and longing for contemplative depth. I felt supported in a way of savoring life and listening deeply for the voice of Spirit moving through sacred texts and the world.” (click HERE for more from Paintner.)
Either way, it is an invitation into stillness and into deeper communion with yourself and with a text designed to engage your heart.