Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday Lectio Divina

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.” - Isaiah 53:4

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” - Isaiah 53:5

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” - Isaiah 53:6


Make sure you have at least ten minutes.
Find a quiet place alone.
Pick one of the verses above.
Follow these steps for Lectio Divina:

Read: Read the verse aloud between ten and twenty times. Pay attention to what stands out to you.

Reflect: Think about the verse. Turn it over in your mind; look at in from different perspectives. What is God saying, to you, today, in this verse?

Pray: Pray your thoughts out to God. Whether it's thanking, apologising, asking, or praising, give all your thoughts over to God.

Rest: Wait here. You are in God's presence. If you asked him for something then now is a time to prepare to receive it. If you apologised, now is a good time to accept his forgiveness. Be still and know the Lord is God.

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