Ampleforth Hospitality

29 March 2017

Daily Lectio Divina


Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is a practice found in Monasteries, and increasingly among Christians who wish to deepen their relationship with God. It can take two main forms: a personal practice which can be a daily discipline and encounter with Christ in the Scriptures and other sacred writings, or it can be a communal group practice of listening, first to a passage of Scripture, secondly to the prompting of the Spirit in ones own heart and finally to the responses of the other members of the group. On this page you will find a sample of personal practice, taking two or three verses of a single Book of the Bible to reflect upon and respond to in prayer. It is hoped that this will stimulate others towards this nourishing practice and lead them to reflection and prayer in their own encounter with Christ.