Divine Reading

Available Tuesday Mornings

Listen to a guided meditation featuring scripture, poetry, story, or song lyrics. Audio recordings are available on Tuesdays.

The meditations come in different styles of engagement:

  1. Lectio Divina:  The words are read as we listen to a word, phrase, or image that jumps out at us.  The first step after listening is to chew on the word, phrase, or image.  Then, after the words are read again, we engage in dialogue with God about our word, phrase, or image and our lives.  In the third phase, after reading again, we give back to God the insight God is giving us and continuing dialogue or sitting in silence.  In the final phase, we rest in God's presence before heading back out into the world.

  2. Imaginative:  Some texts lend themselves well to immersing ourselves into the story.  There we will imagine ourselves somewhere in the story noticing with our senses and thoughts.  Then we will spend time with God in dialogue and contemplation, followed by a time of resting in God's presence.

Contact Gina Dawson, Director of Adult Discipleship, if you have any questions.

The end of each silent portion of the meditation is marked by a triangle bell.  Get comfortable and find a place where you can be free from distractions.  When you are finished, go for a walk, write down your thoughts, or whatever feels natural to you in response to God's work in you during this time.  Come.

Prayers from The United Methodist Hymnal
Mar 2: #329Native American traditional prayer
00:00 / 22:54
Feb 23: #466An Invitation to Christ, Dimitri of Rostov
00:00 / 22:33
Feb 16: #401For Holiness of Heart, Howard Thurman
00:00 / 23:18
Feb 9: #403For True Life, Teresa of Avila
00:00 / 22:30
Feb 2: #412Prayer of John Chrysostom
00:00 / 22:35
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