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Audio-Visio Divina

Audio-Visio Divina is a way of traditioning "Lectio Divina" by using picture, audio, and/or music.

Lectio Divina
  
Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading, spiritual reading, or "holy reading," and represents a method of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to provide special spiritual insights. It is a way of praying with Scripture that calls one to study, ponder, listen and, finally, pray from God's Word.  

In the Spirituality section of my web site, I will include some of my own audio-visio divina works for you to use to help you in prayer.  My first audio-visio divina is based on the Marty Haugen song "Shepherd Me, O God" and is based on Psalm 23.
Watch the Audio-Visio Divina presentation for each of the following steps:

Lectio (Listening for God’s Address)
See or Listen for a word, sound, feeling, or image that shimmers, beckons, addresses you, unnerves you, disturbs you, stirs you, seems especially ripe with meaning.

Meditatio (Receiving God’s Address)
Ruminate on the word, sound, feeling, or image, allow it to interact with the feelings, images, symbols that come to you during this time. Invite the word, sound, or image to unfold in your imagination and enter even more deeply into your heart.

Oratio (Responding to God’s Address)
What is the invitation present in the unfolding of sounds, images, memories, and feelings for you today?  How is God speaking to your life in this moment through this music? Address your response to God in whatever way seems appropriate.

Contemplatio (Contemplative Silence, Resting in God’s Presence)
A time for simply resting in God, releasing the sounds, images, memories, and feelings and offering gratitude for God’s presence in this time of prayer.

Click on the Lord's Prayer for an example of Audio-Visio Divina.