Lectio Divina

Even when we are alone, we are connected to one another through the spirit.  As a way of engaging that connection, especially while our Pastor, Steve Hyde, is away on his sabbatical, we are practicing lectio divina, a style of guided meditation and response to a passage of scripture.


Silence

Read the text - what does the text say?

Psalm 78:1-7 - New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Maskil of Asaph.

1 Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
    incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable;
    I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3 things that we have heard and known,
    that our ancestors have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
    we will tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
    and the wonders that he has done.

5 He established a decree in Jacob,
    and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
    to teach to their children;
6 that the next generation might know them,
    the children yet unborn,
and rise up and tell them to their children,
7     so that they should set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God,
    but keep his commandments;

 

Read the text again: what does it say to me?

 

What do I want to say to God about the text? What is my prayer?

 

What difference will the text make in my life? What is my response?

 

Benediction: Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Light of the world; fill

my mind with Your peace and my heart with Your love.