Lent Meditation: Lectio Divina (Week 6)

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In this video we practice an ancient form of listening to Scripture called Lectio Divina. Using Jesus’ words from John 17:20-21 at the Last Supper, we marinate in Jesus’ prayer to the Father that his disciples and all that would follow would live in unity.

And I ask not only for these disciples,
    but also for all those who will one day
    believe in me through their message.

I pray for them all to be joined together as one
    even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one.
    I pray for them to become one with us
    so that the world will recognize that you sent me.

John 17:20-21, Passion Translation

I’ll read the passage four times – the first time, simply listen to the words. The second time, listen and notice any words or phrases that jump out at you. The third time, meditate on how God is inviting you to respond to this text. And the fourth time, simply rest and receive as the text is read.