When I left the Roman Catholic Church I took only one redeemable thing with me and that was Lectio Divina or how to pray the scriptures.  On my third time through the Bible I made a point of it to search the scriptures daily for biblical prayers. Habakkuk 3:17-19 is perhaps my favorite in all of scripture because it demands us that whatever the circumstance we trust God. 

2nd Chronicles 20:12 is another great Lectio Divina. Three enemies are coming against a godly king yet his prayer is fantastic. O LORD, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU. How often do we have that sort of prayer Today?

God responded in a most unconventional way. He told Israel to sing praises to God as three fully equipped enemies bore down on them. STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD. Immediately two of the armies wiped out the third one and then the two remaining armies battled each other till none was left. Israel trusted God through insurmountable odds.

When you pray the Scriptures as you read each word prayerfully focus your full attention on the Lord and deliverance. Offer a seasoning of Thanksgiving for good measure. Pray that His Spirit will allow you to compare spiritual thins with spiritual. You will greatly enrich your prayer life through the scriptures.

2 thoughts on “LECTIO DIVINA”

  1. AMEN Dave. Good post.

    When I entered the Roman Catholic Church I was drawn to Psalm 26, like it was written just for me. It is my prayer of thanksgiving to Jesus for bringing me out of the darkness of Agnosticism and into His marvelous light.. “O Lord, I love the beauty of your house, the place where your glory dwells. I will walk around your alter and tell of all your wondrous deeds..”
    I have searched the scriptures, attended many bible studies, entered into meditation and even into contemplation. But there is still one thing that I don’t understand, that does not make any sense to me.. Why does He love me so much?


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