Summary of Lectio Divina

Q. What is lectio divina?

Lectio Divina is Latin for “divine reading,” which refers to the ancient practice of reading Sacred Scripture in the context of personal prayer.

Q. What are the traditional steps for lectio divina? 

  • For beginners or those seeking an easier way to pray with Scripture, check out my method: “RAP”

Other links:

Some Books on Lectio Divina with my summaries:

  1. Verbum Domini by Pope Benedict XVI
  2. Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina by Dr. Tim Gray
  3. Lectio Divina and the Practice of Teresian Prayer by Sam Anthony Morello
  4. “Are You Afraid of the Thief?” A Cordial Approach to Lectio Divina by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
  5. A Guide to Christian Meditation by Fr. John Bartunek, LC
  6. Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV
  7. Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey
  8. Thirsting for Prayer by Fr. Jacques Philippe (pages 117-125 for lectio divina)
  9. Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer by Dan Burke

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