Kresta in the Afternoon – February 26, 2009

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    First Topic – Kresta Comments

    Second Topic – Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina

    Many Christians find prayer difficult and, as a result, do not do much of it. The fact is, many simply do not know how to pray. And this Lent, we should learn. Even St. Paul notes this sad fact when, in Romans 8:26, he says, “We do not know how to pray as we ought.” In this short book, written for a popular audience by well-known Catholic biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray, we discover the secret of the saints which can enable us to enter into a lively dialogue with God. Their secret: the ancient art of Lectio Divina (divine, or sacred reading), which is reading, meditating on, and praying the Scriptures. When you pray, you speak with God; when you read Scripture, God speaks to you. Here, we discover that we don t need a mystic gene or divine epiphany to hear God; we simply need to take up the Bible and read.

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