Lectio divina when you are alone

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When can I enter, and see the face of God? (Psalm 42:2)

Lectio and meditatio 1
Read the passage slowly, silently or aloud, and take a few minutes for silent reflection.
*  Now identify a word or phrase that catches your attention.
*  In your journal, write down any words that touch you.

Lectio and meditatio 2
Read the passage slowly a second time, and again take a few minutes for reflection.
Ask yourself, “How does this passage speak to my life today?”
Write down your response.

Lectio and meditatio 3
Read the passage a third time, and once again take a few minutes for reflection.
Ask yourself, “What do I believe God wants me to do or be? Is God inviting me to change in any way?”
* Write down your response.

Oratio and contemplatio
*  Conclude with prayer (not a prayer of words, but a time of remaining open to the Spirit who has spoken to you through the Scripture).
*  You may wish to write down thoughts, images, and insights that came in your time of prayer.

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