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    Lectio Divina – An Ancient Practice Revisited

    Last week during a conference a small group of women met to pray for the meetings being held in tandem to our prayer meeting.  At the beginning of the meeting I was asked to do "lectio divina" with the group. I explained the practice and proceeded to lead the group in a reading from II Corinthians 4:7-10, 16-18. I followed a standard "lectio divina" order. The group was quiet; the scripture penetrating. At one point I could hardly continue reading because of the impact the passage was having on me the reader. We finished and sat in silence, then one of the women broke the silence by simply saying –…