Lectio Divina Podcast: Introduction Episode

The moment has arrived!

The introduction episode to the Lectio Divina Podcast is now online! And you can listen to it right now, by clicking right here.  Or by opening the link to podomatic (you might need to take a few seconds to make an account)  http://lectiodivinapodcast.podomatic.com.

Note: All these technicalities of hosting and RSS feeds are totally new to me, but I hope to have it all figured out over the next few days. Next step: get it on iTunes?!  Apologies for the clunkiness… learning as I go!

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about why I am doing this, and the current vision statement is this:

To provide a series of guided audio contemplative prayer-with-scripture sessions which
— enable listeners to experience a deep and authentic encounter with God and
— facilitate a growing understanding of self, God and God’s love.

This introduction episode is not a guided prayer session, but instead covers some background on what Lectio Divina is, how I got involved with it, what to expect from the prayer sessions, and some practical advice about engaging with the prayer (including dealing with distractions and what to do with the silent pauses!)

Beginning next week, I will be posting a guided prayer session each week, which will be approx 30 minutes. Are you interested in incorporating this prayer session into your weekly rhythm of prayer?

I hope that some of you who use the prayer sessions will feed back in the comments on this blog about what was significant for you in prayer. There is scope for some rich sharing and community to develop around this, even if you are around the world! I’m looking forward to seeing how it unfolds.

My hope and prayer for this project is summarised in this verse:

“All who contemplate the Lord’s glory with unveiled faces, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor 3:18 NIV

May those of you who find this to be the right place for your prayer life just now have the grace to deeply contemplate the Lord with your authentic self, and be transformed by the process.

Every blessing, and thank you for being here!!

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  1. Hey Lissy,
    Just listened to your lovely introduction, thank you 🙂 I really appreciate the verses you shared, and am so looking forward to the first prayer next week! This is going to be such a special place, and reminds me of times when we used to meet for Lectio and wondered how people could join remotely via Skype or similar.

  2. Just discovered your podcast on PodcastAddict. I know already that I will benefit greatly!!
    -New Orleans LA, USA

  3. Hi Crystal, thank you so much for taking the time to say hello, its lovely to have you here! I hope the space does indeed bring you nourishment! Warmly, Lissy

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