Do you want to enter into a deeper connection with the Gospels this Lent? Lent is our time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Easter. When we focus on contemplative prayer, our hearts can be more fully united to Christ. One powerful and effective resource for enhancing your contemplative prayer life is through journaling the Lectio Divina.
What is the Lectio Divina? CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS
Simply put, Lectio Divina is a way of reading scripture prayerfully and being formed by it. Without further ado, here are the traditional four steps of the Lectio Divina!
Lectio Divina Steps
- Lectio (Reading)
- Meditatio (Meditation)
- Oratio (Prayer)
- Contemplatio (Contemplation
The more you pray the Lectio Divina, the greater your contemplative “skills” will grow! It is extremely helpful to journal your experiences so you can see how God is moving in your life. Within my free printable Lent 2022 Lectio Divina Prayer Journal, there is space to record your thoughts and reflections as you journey through the Gospels of Lent.
All About the Lectio Divina Journal
I created this journal as a tool to enter more fully into the Gospels of Lent. And, I wanted it to be completely FREE, so that as many people can access it as possible. This journal contains all the Sunday Gospel readings for Lent, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
Within the journal you’ll find handy infographics on the steps of the Lectio Divina, along with a detailed instructional sheet that outlines each step. This journal was made to make your Lenten Lectio Divina easy and intuitive!
On the weekly guided journal pages, write down the significant words and phrases that stood out to you from each Gospel, and what God is speaking to your heart. By the end of Lent, your relationship with God will be closer than ever!
I’m thrilled to be able to present this journal to you! It was a true labor of love and born out of my own desire for a prayer tool just like this for my Lenten prayer practices. I pray that it will bring your heart ever closer to Christ.
Receiving God’s love and grace inspires an eagerness to share that love and transforming power with others. In everything you do today, whether it’s running errands or typing an email, God’s gift of grace and love goes with you.
Connecting With Your Kids This Lent
If you’re interested in how to take your own kids along on this journey of pondering and contemplation (yes, it IS possible! Even your three year old!) please check out my post on How to Teach Your Kids to Pray in 4 Simple Steps.
For more Lent resources for your Catholic family, I encourage you to visit Holy Cross Family Ministries to access their Lenten activity calendar and e-book on Lent.
And, finally, if you love praying the Holy Rosary and want to introduce that prayer to your children, download my free Mysteries of the Rosary Pack. Inspired by my own work in the Montessori based program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, this packet includes activity sheets for your child as you pray the rosary. The activity sheets have little “bubbles” to fill in or color as each prayer is completed.
Do you have any questions about the Lectio Divina or praying with your kids? I’d love to hear from you below in the comments!