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Lectio Divina Journal Reading Plan

Our custom Family Fellowship Lectio Divina Journal's have completely sold out for January - June 2017. If you would like a journal you can visit The Lectio Divina Journal website and order a journal without a custom Family Fellowship cover for $10 + shipping. The reading plan is identical to our custom journals.

We have also provided a guide to the Lectio Divina journal below along with the lectionary reading plan in the journal for January - June 2017.


Reading 1: READ [LECTIO]

This first element is simply reading the text. Do so slowly, unhurried, prayerfully, and out-loud. Allow yourself to experience the text and not just intellectualize it, paying special attention to one word or phrase that takes hold of you. In faith we wait for God to speak through Word and Spirit to our soul. 

Reading 3: RESPOND [ORATIO]

Read the passage a third time slowly, unhurried, and out-loud. This third element is moving toward a prayerful response. As you have read, and re-read, reflected on words, phrases, sentences, and even asked questions to help you navigate why these words have taken hold, now draw these thoughts into your heart and make your own personal response to the Lord in prayer.

Reading 2: REFLECT [MEDITATIO]

Read the passage a second time slowly, unhurried, and out-loud. This second element calls you to reflect on the word, words, phrases, or sentences, that took hold of you. Write them down. Ask yourself; Where am I in this text?What is the Lord saying to me through these verses? What do these words mean to me?

REST [CONTEMPLATIO]

This fourth element is where we rest in God, we become inactive and simply dwell with God as the beloved. This may not come easy and may take patience and discipline. Simply be still for a moment, allow the Lord to love you, to continue etching on your heart the words He has given you through this process of lectio divina. This is a prayer of presence, it is the movement from conversation to communion.

EXAMEN PRAYER [SATURDAYS]

[1] Become aware of the presence of God and His love for you.

[2] Review the week with gratitude.

[3] While asking yourself the following questions, be attentive to what you're feeling or to what you're thinking:

  • Where in your week did you experience consolation; joy, comfort, peace?
  • Where in your week did you experience desolation; sadness, frustration, or failure?

[4] As you become attentive to your desolation: What sadness, frustration, or failure might you need to confess? Where might you need to receive forgiveness?

[5] With hope, look forward tomorrow. What newness would the Holy Spirit be inviting you into?


JANUARY - JUNE 2017 LECTIO DIVINA READING PLAN


MAY

May 1: Daniel 3:16-30

May 2: 1 John 4:7-21

May 3: Psalm 38

May 4: Luke 6:27-49 

May 5:  Proverbs 8:12-36

May 6: Examen Prayer

May 7: Sunday Morning Service

May 8: Daniel 5:1-12

May 9: Colossians 1:15-23

May 10: Psalm 49

May 11: Luke 7:36-50

May 12: Proverbs 9

May 13: Examen Prayer

May 14: Sunday Morning Service

May 15: Daniel 5:13-30

May 16: Romans 12

May 17: Psalm 70

May 18: Luke 8:1-15

May 19: Proverbs 10:14-21

May 20: Examen Prayer

May 21: Sunday Morning Service

May 22: Deuteronomy 8:1-9

May 23: James 1:16-27

May 24 Psalm 119:97-104

May 25: Luke 8:26-39

May 26: Proverbs 11:1-114

May 27: Examen Prayer

May 28: Sunday Morning Service

May 29: Ezekiel 4

May 30: Hebrews 6:13-20

May 31: Psalm 148

JUNE

June 1: Luke 8:40-56

June 2: Proverbs 12:14-26

June 3: Examen Prayer

June 4: Sunday Morning Service

June 5: Deuteronomy 27:9-26

June 6: 2 Corinthians 6:3-13

June 7: Psalm 20

June 8: Luke 9:1-17

June 9: Proverbs 13:17-25

June 10: Examen Prayer

June 11Sunday Morning Service

June 12: Deuteronomy 30:1-10

June 13: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

June 14: Psalm 12

June 15: Luke 9:28-36

June 16: Proverbs 12:12-21

June 17: Examen Prayer

June 18: Sunday Morning Service

June 19: 1 Samuel 1:1-20

June 20: Acts 1:15-26

June 21: Psalm 8

June 22: Luke 10:1-24

June 23: Proverbs 15:22-23

June 24: Examen Prayer

June 25: Sunday Morning Service

June 26: 1 Samuel 5

June 27: Acts 5:27-42

June 28: Psalm 1

June 29: Luke 11:1-13

June 30: Proverbs 16:1-11