THE FOUR STEPS TO LECTIO DIVINA (“SACRED READING”) OF SCRIPTURE

 

STAGE 1 – LECTIO– slow reading of a Bible passage.        

 

 

 

STAGE 2 – MEDITATIO – reflection on what you have just read.

STAGE 3 -ORATIO – respond with a prayer to what you have just read.

STAGE 4 – CONTEMPLATIO – resting and allowing the message of the Bible passage to sink in.