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Lectio Divina Reading

June 23, 2005

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit and Living Flame, pour into our hearts from the depths of the Trinity the rays of your light. Help us to listen more deeply to the words of scripture you have enflamed. May your holy fire penetrate our hearts and minds so that we in turn may penetrate your words at ever deepening levels of understanding, insight and response. AMEN

THE PRACTICE

The four moments along the circumference of the circle are

Read softly aloud the selected passage
Reflect in the sense of ruminating
Respond spontaneously in prayer
Rest in God beyond thoughts and particular acts

Matthew 7:7-12

Ask, and it will be given go you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. Is there anyone among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or would hand him a snake when he asked for a fish? If you, then, evil as you are, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

"Just as a bee forms honey in its comb, we do our work as if it were honey."

St. Hildegard of Bingen

 

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