Pray with Scripture

15 Minutes Every Day

The Bible can be a bit intimidating, but you can learn to hear God's voice talking to you personally through Scripture. In this step, learn and pray a method called lectio divina for 15 minutes every day for two weeks.

Lectio Divina

The steps of

Read, Reflect, Respond, Rest. Become a master at this ancient method of praying with God's Word. You won't be walking alone - we will guide you.

Meditate on God's Word

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Your primary goal for this step is to pray with Scripture using lectio divina for 15 minutes every day for two weeks. The Nextstep Card gives you everything you need to do the step. Sign up to download!
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Meditate on God's Word

What people are saying about

Sue Gardner

“This has been a help in understanding lectio divina. I have read several articles from different sources. This has been most helpful because someone actually explains each step. Thanks It is also helpful to hear how others pray with lectio d...”

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“This has been a help in understanding lectio divina. I have read several articles from different sources. This has been most helpful because someone actually explains each step. Thanks It is also helpful to hear how others pray with lectio divina. How they are drawn to words and phrases. What it means to them. Thanks ”

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Ryan Grusenski

“A primary point of praise is the ease of use. Getting started with any novel thing is easy. New faces to see, a new message to here, another video to watch about a new topic is an easy dive. But I was slowly and constantly lulled back to this sit...”

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“A primary point of praise is the ease of use. Getting started with any novel thing is easy. New faces to see, a new message to here, another video to watch about a new topic is an easy dive. But I was slowly and constantly lulled back to this site by how it was easy to use. With the navigation already laid to the left there were times I flipped back, sometimes mid-video, to echoes of what I heard in other videos, and because of their short length I was easily able to commit to watching them. A secondary piece of praise is how well done the weaving of concern for the reader was placed in and throughout the process. In a similar way to those from your staff witnessing, we the viewers learned (along with the process itself) that our concerns are not to be foremost to get the steps right in rigid fashion, but rather to simply be with the Creator. The end game you present, therefore can indeed be defined as meditative prayer, or more simply time and a pre-occupation with God. All that to say: well done!”

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Lourdes Javillonar

“I have been practicing Lectio Devina in a small group at my parish. I really appreciate the proper steps and coaching by example in this unit. I’ve missed out on resting in the word and will work to include this more. I plan to capture it in my j...”

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“I have been practicing Lectio Devina in a small group at my parish. I really appreciate the proper steps and coaching by example in this unit. I’ve missed out on resting in the word and will work to include this more. I plan to capture it in my journal. Thank you!”

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Daily Encouragement

Instruction, Guidance, and

  • 01

    Start Here

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    • Meditate on God's Word

    • What Is Nextstep?

    • View or Download the Nextstep Card

    • Print the Nextstep Card

    • Order the Nextstep Card

    • Discussion Guide

    • Gratitude and Acknowledgements

  • 02

    Week 1

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    • EC Staff: What's So Special About the Bible?

    • James: A Living Word

    • Lectio Divina Step 1: Read (Andrea)

    • Lectio Divina Step 2: Reflect (Peter)

    • Lectio Divina Step 3: Respond (Andrea)

    • Lectio Divina Step 4: Rest (Kendra)

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    Week 2

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    • Jason: From Page to Head to Heart to Soul

    • Steps and Variations to Lectio Divina

    • Andrea: Be Like the Bees

    • James: God is Not Hiding

    • Kendra: Praying with the Psalms

    • Andrea: The Peace of God

    • Kendra: Take Courage, It is I

  • 04

    Beyond the Step

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    • The Heart of God in the Words of God

    • Help with Obscure and Challenging Aspects of the Bible

    • Choose Your Next Step