There are many ways of practicing Lectio Divina and throughout this Advent series we will engage in several different styles. There will, however, be some constants. We will begin each session of prayer with a brief period of preparation, calming and focusing our minds. Each time you will hear the chosen scripture read a total of four times, with two minutes of silence between each reading. You will be given directions as to what to focus on during each period of silence. After the two minutes of silence you will hear a chime. If you are not ready for the next reading please feel free to pause the recording until you are ready to proceed; please honor your own timing and process. The prayer session will close with a final chime.
Welcome to Advent Lectio Divina, a guided prayer experience presented by First United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge. Through prayerful engagement with scripture you are invited to prepare yourself spiritually for the coming of the Christ child. A new guided scripture reading will be made available three times a week, each Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, from November 27th through December 29th. Directions are available by clicking here, as well as a brief history of the practice of Lectio Divina by clicking here. Come, meet the living God in scripture and prepare a home for the Christ child in your heart, in your life. Thanks be to God!