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Each Sunday morning we offer space at 9:10 for a daily Lectio Divina style prayer session based on one of the lectionary readings. (During our Lenten observance, however, Lectio will be on break.) This is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. The guided prayer time, lasting about 15 minutes, combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. After we pray, there will be about 15 more minutes for any who wish to stay for discussion of our prayer and of the questions.
Why Pray Scripture
This weekly session, using material from the podcast Pray As You Go, will help you to become more aware of how God speaks to you through Scripture and how you can concretely apply the texts of the week. When you make time to enter into God's presence as you hear his word yourself, it helps you to integrate the message and act on it. You could do this on your own, but doing it with others helps. Leadership will rotate; come and go as you need to.
Our Lectio Divina group will meet February 4th, but beginning Feb 11th at 9:10am, this time window becomes a "Preview and Review" gathering to support your involvement in Emmanuel's shared 2018 Lenten practice. Each Preview and Review will introduce the daily readings and offer coaching and discussion for that week's shared discipline. Download your guidebook or pick one up in church. Lectio resumes as usual after Easter.