Reflection of Learning Lexio Divina in the Monastary of the Holy Spirit Conyers Georgia.
LectioDivina is the most ancient Christian prayer. This prayer actively Invites God into His Word to transform the soul of the reader. The prayer engages the soul in a progressive union with a present call of God. The progression of Lectio (reading) , meditacio (meditation) , oratio (prayer) contemplatio (contemplation) and actio (action) deepen all our senses into Christ through the sacred Word. Within the prayer is a “ divine embrace . “I have found ,individually , this is true for me ,melding me with God (father son and spirit) in a permanent way.
In the Monastary , I discovered , it was intended first for “community” . Here , I found , Lectio Divina to unite a group to God in a profoundly beautiful way . In this experience, It has awakened my heart for the Church Alive again ! And This is my Thankyou note to Our Father for this ancient prayer prayer.
“For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God,” 2 Peter 3:5 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/2pe.3.5.ESV
“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”” John 4:10 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.4.10.ESV
“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.” Psalm 1:1-2 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.1.1-2.ESV