How to Pray Lectio Divina – Part 1

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 prayer, and how to hear His voice.

In Part I, Father Mark Toups, presenter of Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer, explains the origins and purpose of how to pray lectio divina. He lays out the four steps of Lectio Divina — lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer) and contemplatio (contemplation). He then explores the first step, explaining what it means to get familiar with a Scripture passage.