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Lectio Divina Practice Tips

How to get started doing Lectio Divina:

  1. Choose a place and time that are quiet and uninterrupted. You will need at least 15 minutes to really get the most out of this practice
  2. If you don’t know what Bible passage to read, choose a Psalm—a great one to start with is Psalm 23
  3. Particularly the first few times through this process, choose a shorter passage, as it will be easier to focus on and draw a main idea from
  4. Remind yourself that you are coming to God’s Word and that to engage the Bible is to engage God
  5. Close your eyes before you start reading and pray for the Holy Spirit to quiet your mind and bless your time in Scripture
  6. If you get distracted or tired, don’t worry or criticize yourself. Simply bring your mind back to the Bible passage, re-read it, and be grateful for God’s Word

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© Phil Collins, Ph.D., 2014. This material was created in partnership with the Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement.