Lectio Divina is like a boat made of prayer and silence which can carry us over the waves and storms of this turbulent world to the feet of the Lord. It is not a hard practice but neither is it easy; it requires us to surrender for a few minutes our minds in concentration, to listen to the Lord. Yes, just listen, that's the whole practice. We need to cultivate the mind of surrender.
So how do we do this practice…
Well, there are many ways to approach the Lord but in our practice the word of God is the compass which shows us the direction, the setting of the scene by which the Holy Spirit draws us into the presence of our God.
3) Next pay attention to the incoming and outgoing breath and feel the peace and calm as you relax into the Lord's hands. 4) The reading is read for the day and repeated by each person. 5) Close your eyes and let the word of God abide in your mind and if anything catches your attention look at it and if it means anything to you sit with it in silence for the Lord is speaking to you. 6) When you are trying to practice many thoughts come and go , and they become distractions to your concentration, very gently and calmly bring your attention back to your breath whenever you lose track of the silence.
7) After a period of time (10 min) open your eyes and end the session with a prayer like this: May the Lord bless us and protect us and bring us to life everlasting, Amen.
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