What is Lectio Divina? While reading sacred scripture, read the words with a love and sense of discovery until something seems to strike home. Sit with the passage as one would with a good friend- not just thinking or analyzing, but instead remaining in a quiet, listening spirit, so the word can nurture and challenge you.
Call to Prayer “Let us take a moment in the midst of all our activity to prepare ourselves for prayer.”
The Word of God Choose one of next Sunday’s readings. One person reads the scripture aloud as others are attentive to a word, phrase, or theme that is meaningful to them. Allow for a minute of silent reflection. Have another person read the same scripture a second time. Excerpts from SNOW FALLING ON SNOW Copyright 2001 by Robert J. Wicks Used with permission of Paulist Press www.paulistpress.com
Faith Sharing Begin with an open ended question such as “What strikes you from this reading?” and/or you can use the “Reflection Question” found on our website or bulletin. Allow time for reflection & sharing.
Closing Prayer At the end of the faith sharing, invite participants to pray aloud for any particular petitions or praises they may have. Feel free to close with: The Lord’s Prayer or Spontaneous prayers or a faith-based song.
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Reflection Question for Sunday, July 29, 2018
Jesus fed 5,000 from five barley loaves and two fish. Imagine what wonders he can work through you when you are generous and offer him all you have… all you have been given.
Reflection Question for Sunday, July 22, 2018
The Apostles were excited about all God had accomplished through them, but their plans to slow down and process it quietly were thwarted. The people would not let them go off and be alone with Jesus. Jesus could discern when the needs of others took precedence over his own need to withdraw to a deserted place. Ask him for the grace to juggle the demands on your time and heart.
Reflection Question for Sunday, July 15, 2018
Jesus sends the Apostles out in pairs to evangelize; but they were to take nothing – no thing – with them. They had to rely on God and on each other. Do we trust that God will provide all that we need to “drive out demons and cure the sick?”
Reflection Question for Sunday, July 8, 2018
Have you ever thought that the Holy Spirit might be trying to reach you through friends and family members you know so well? Pray for the grace to be open to the Lord’s voice in the ordinariness of daily life.