The fourth workshop in the formation program teaches discerners how to pray with Scripture through lectio divina. Prior to talking with you, your discerner will send you a copy of their task responses and you will be able to view the questions they are answering. If you would like to view the videos they watched, you can access the full discerner workshops by selecting the “Vocations Outreach Discerner Formation” track on your Catechetical Institute dashboard.

Workshop Overview

The main steps of lectio divina are presented as follows:

  1. Reading the passage out loud

  2. Reading it again (silently) and summarizing it

  3. Picking a person from the passage and answering questions

  4. Reading the passage a third time and spending some quiet time with God

Program participants will be practicing praying in this way with a variety of Scripture passages, all of which deal with topics like trust and faith.