Lectio Divina; Praying with Scripture

I’ve talked about Lectio Divina Before

Prayer 100 Ways

Prayer by Memory?

50 ways to Pray

The Importance of Continuing Education

but wanted to draw your attention to several websites to find Random Verses to pray from

The First is Bible Dice

click the “New Scripture” button and you are given a short Bible passage to meditate on.

Bible Gateway also has a verse of the day

Bible Gateway mentioned above is also a great way to compare scriptures from different Bible versions as you can type in a scripture and then choose the Bible you want to see it from whether King James, NIV, New English, …they have probably every bible published in multiple languages you can find what you need there.

It is almost like having a concordance at your fingertips  as you are able to search by bible passage, or word….such as “love”

the USCCB has  Today’s readings page for more detailed versions of the bible passages of the day in the catholic church

and finally I found a site called Daily Bible.com that has a short verse and prayer daily.

Consider using one of these more random selectors as a way to pray.

Read the verse

Several times

Meditation/thinking between readings

then Read it again and feel what stands out to you.

Think about why it stands out to you

Pray about why it stands out to you.

and then

Use that wisdom as you go through your day.

For more on Lectio Divina: read this article on Lectio Divina by by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B. 


About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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