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Visio Divina

Visio Divina is a way of traditioning "Lectio Divina by using words in a visual format using text and an image.   In the Spirituality section of my web site, I will include some of my own visual lectio divina examples.

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 divina works for you to use to help you in prayer.

View the Visio Divina presentation for each of the following steps:

Lectio (Listening for God’s Address)
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

Psalm 51 Visio Divina presentation.