Seek in reading and you will find in meditation; knock in prayer and it will be opened to you in contemplation. John of the Cross
“Lord, can we talk?” is an Advent journey for the soul. It’s a devotional based on the ancient Benedictine tradition of spiritual reading called Lectio Divina – Latin for divine reading. The intention of this practice is to promote communion with God through meditation and prayer. During this journey we will not theologically analyze a biblical passage but view it as living word that speaks to our present state of being.
What to expect: I will post guided meditation twice a week. We will read a passage, meditate, pray, contemplate and give thanks.
What will you need:
A heart that is open to God’s presence
15-30 minutes of uninterrupted, quiet time alone
The meditation portion for the day
Optional: candle - the light representing and reminding us the presence of God, a journal to write in thoughts that come up during meditation
Lord, can we talk? - Day 1
What’s on your heart?
Take few minutes to quiet yourself, center, invite God to sit a while with you and speak to you during this time of silent meditation.
Be open with God on how you come before Him today. (Use 2-3 descriptive words; for example: Lord today I come worried, tired, depressed, happy, sad, in a hurry, confused, angry, etc.)
Scripture to meditate upon:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you" John 14:27
(Perhaps read the scripture couple of times.)
Don’t try to immediately assign meaning to it but wait on God and the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
How does the scripture speak to your feelings in this moment?
How does that make you feel?
Is any part of the scripture making you feel uncomfortable/angry/sad?
Is any part of the scripture making you feel comfort/hope/joy?
Can you rest in what God is offering you through His word?
Offer God all that has come up from the meditation on His word today.
Into My Heart:
How and what do you leave with from this quiet time?
Close with a word of thanks
Walk with God and glorify His name.
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My prayer is that this will be a place where you find hope and nourishment for your soul.
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