How is Lectio divina taught in Word of Life?

Lectio divina is an ancient form of praying with Scripture. The name is Latin for “divine reading.” The steps of lectio divina used today were developed by a Carthusian monk in the twelfth century.

  • With each grade of the Word of Life series, students will grow in their ability to pray using lectio divina. Our goal is to give the students a short and simple experience of reading and praying with Scripture.
There are multiple purposes for using lectio divina in this curriculum:
  • Lectio divina will help the students practice silence.
  • Reflecting on the Scripture passage will prepare the students for the lesson.
  • Because the lectio verses are quoted directly from the Bible, students will hear the Word of God.