Lectio Divina for Clergy

There are many ways to read the Bible. One is to engage in Bible Study and another is to “pray the scriptures.” The ancient practice of “praying the scriptures” is reading God’s word more with our heart than our head. Lectio divina (literally, “holy reading”) begins with cultivating the ability to listen deeply, to hear “with the ear of our hearts” the words of Holy Scripture. In this contemplative way we can discover an increasing ability to offer more of ourselves and lives to God.

Using the readings for the coming Sunday, the Rev. Susan Skinner will facilitate a clergy group in the practice of “Lectio Divina” on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 808 N. Mason Rd., Creve Coeur.

This group, which will form on Nov. 13, 2012, has found that “praying the scriptures” as well as studying them is very helpful, not only in sermon preparation, but in their person lives as well. For more information, contact Susie Skinner at exdir@confluencespirituality.org or phone¬†(314) 252-8997.

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