Can Lectio Divina be practiced by a person with a busy schedule?
I was recently asked to present a series on Sacred Heart Radio on the topic: Lectio on the Go.
In that series I set forth ideas and tips for how a layperson can adapt the practice of Lectio Divina to a busy life. The spots ran every Monday in May at 5:06 pm.
Below are links to the episodes. Each was 2 parts.
The summary clip is a 1 min snippet of why I wrote the book which inspired this series. It says a lot in a little snip of time.
Summary Clip (1 min) – The why of the book
Here are the links to the episodes:
Episode 1. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Background on the book
Episode 1. Pt. 2 (8 min) – What were the takeaways of the book
Episode 2. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 1 of Lectio Divina: Preparation
Episode 2. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 1. Sample Prayers and Chant
Episode 3. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 2 of Lectio Divina: Reading
Episode 3. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 3 of Lectio Divina: Meditation
Episode 4. Pt. 1 (12 min) – Step 4 of Lectio Divina: Prayer
Episode 4. Pt. 2 (8 min) – Step 5 of Lectio Divina: Contemplation
Final Episode 5. Pt. 1 (12 min) – An example of the 5 steps with a passage from John 17
Final Episode 5. Pt. 2 (8 min) – A history of Lectio and a tip for how to integrate the 5 steps into life
Prayers for Step 1: Preparation
Here are the prayers I recommend for Step 1 of Lectio, if you have 5 min to pray them. If not, note the tips given in Episode 5.
And here is a word of explanation about those prayers.