Father Mark Toups explains how to pray lectio divina using the ancient form of Catholic prayer. This four part lesson is taken from the comprehensive eight part study, Oremus, A Guide to Catholic Prayer. The Oremus study goes even further teaching the essentials of effective and fruitful prayer, how to express oneself to God in … Continued
Father Mark Toups teaches how to meditate on the Word of God, explaining how to discern what the Lord is saying to you in your life. Reflecting on personal experience, he shares what implications certain Scripture texts had in his life, and teaches how you can make a Bible passage your own message from God.
In this final part, Father Mark Topus teaches his audience to rest in God’s presence, explaining the mystery of contemplation. This intense form of prayer is where God strengthens us with his power, making our prayers effective and fruitful, so we may be rooted in his love.
In this special Christmas Eve episode, Fr. Josh invites us to pray lectio divina with Matthew 1:18-25. He draws our attention to St. Joseph’s virtue and righteousness as he prepares for the birth of Jesus. May we learn to be righteous like St. Joseph, who was unwilling to put Mary to shame. The Birth of … Continued
Do you want to learn how to pray with Scripture? This week, Fr. Josh invites us to pray using a prayer method called Lectio Divina. Fr. Josh shows us how he prays with Scripture by meditating on the Wedding Feast of Cana in the Gospel. In the Wedding Feast of Cana, we see that Mary … Continued
Dr. Sri has shared about scheduling prayer and four keys to prayer. Now, he shares about two popular forms of prayer. Dr. Sri also offers his thoughts on why prayer is important and how it impacts our daily lives. Snippet from the ShowIt is always important to end our prayer with some sort of resolution. … Continued
If Jesus asked you to follow him today, would tomorrow be any different than yesterday? Jeff discusses some the disciplines of a disciple and reveals their importance in the life of a follower of Christ. Snippet from the ShowIf you want to know what Jesus prayed about, look at what he did. Announcements “Pop-Up” Pilgrimage … Continued
Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR joins Fr. Josh to talk all about prayer. They answer questions about hearing God’s voice in prayer, developing a close relationship with God, silent vs. vocal prayer, and praying for the conversion of loved ones. Fr. Mark-Mary also shares about his new book, Habits for Holiness. For our loved ones far from … Continued
Happy Year of St. Joseph! Today, Fr. Mark-Mary shares the prayer that has brought him closest to the foster-father of Jesus. Although there may not be any words attributed to St. Joseph in the Bible, he is an essential part of salvation history, and deserves much more recognition than is granted him. One way you … Continued
This week, Fr. Josh invites you to pray a decade of the rosary with him and Tara Winder for the intention of repentance. True repentance leads to authentic racial reconciliation within the Church and our nation. Fr. Josh prays a Lectio Divina Rosary, where he will read a piece of scripture, pray on it, and … Continued
A great professor I had in college spoke to our class one day about something he called, “praying the Bible.” He explained that this can be seen as a form of lectio divina, but it is truly in its own category. The mission and motive of this prayer is to read a Gospel passage, or … Continued
You know you should be praying. But do you ever wish someone would show you how? Fr. Mike starts by showing us how to pray with the Bible with a time-honored method called lectio divina. Typically it consists of five steps: Read a short snippet of Scripture, a few verses. (This is the “lectio” part.) … Continued