These recordings include the opening prayer, scripture readings, and closing prayer for the first ten days of Allison's book, Thirty-Three Dates with God. Pause and reply as much as you desire for each day. May your time with God, during Lectio Divina, be filled with His voice, presence, and peace. Please note: some of the opening and closing prayers may be different from the book.
Lectio Divina is an ancient method of studying, meditating, and listening for God. We spend so much time talking to God, that sometimes it's nice just to sit and listen. Our goal in providing these recordings is to provide a small glimpse into this practice. We hope it peaks your interest and you discover coming before God in silence and listening for His voice is truly faith changing. This is only one simple way to participate in Lectio Divina. Listening to the scriptures being read is more impactful for me, but make this practice your own. You may just want to read the scripture and follow the steps. Some do it alone and others in a group. There are Lectio Divina books, devotionals, podcasts, and many other resources for you to discover online. We invite you to discover a new way to hear from God. To be still and know.
The scripture will be read three times.
Directions: The first time the scripture is read simply sit and listen (with your eyes closed or open).
As the verse is read for a second time listen for a word or phrase that stands out to you.
As the verse is read for the 3rd and final time, listen, begin to pray, reflect and open your heart to what God might be saying to you.
After we close in prayer, try to spend 15-30 minutes journaling, listening, or praying. Just simply being with God in this moment.