Lectio Divina or Sacred Reading is the slow, repetitive reading of a sacred text that leads one to the ultimate step of resting in God. It is not Scripture study, nor is it spiritual reading. It is an invitation to take a long, loving look at Scripture. It is a time for falling in love with the Word and experiencing the goodness of God.
This four-step process for being with Scripture in a prayerful manner includes: Reading (Lectio); Meditating (Meditatio); Praying (Oratio); and Contemplating (Contemplatio). Using texts from Sacred Scripture, you will experience this ancient prayer form in a group setting, though it is easily adapted to individual practice and can be incorporated into your private prayer life.