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Lectio Divina

a journey in prayer and scripture

Saturdays
9:00 am to 10:00 am
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1020 24th Street, West Des Moines
Thursdays
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Faith Lutheran Church
10394 University Avenue, Clive
   
Tim Goldman, 745-9842
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Jan Stegeman, 556-5587
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You are invited to come journey together in prayer and scripture at two Central Iowa prayer groups. The experience of "praying the scriptures" is an ancient practice that has been bringing people closer to God for centuries. Also known as "Lectio Divina," this practice involves four stages:

Read

Reflect

Respond

Rest

Listening to the word of God in Scripture is a traditional way of cultivating friendship with Christ. It is a way of listening to the texts of Scripture as if we were in conversation with Christ and He were suggesting the topics of conversation. The regular encounter with Christ and reflection on His word leads beyond mere acquaintanceship to an attitude of friendship, trust, and love. Conversation simplifies and gives way to communing.

This is a rewarding discipline to be experienced in a group. Please join us and experience both prayer and scripture on a deep level.

Questions: Paul Witmer, 276-3781

Visit the Events area for current Lectio Divina retreats and workshops

Come here and listen to me! I'll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.
(Proverbs 1:23)

Upcoming Events

Des Moines Silent Retreat
December 2nd, 2017
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Ames Silent Retreat
December 2nd, 2017
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Winter Solstice Contemplative Worship
December 20, 2017
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Contemplative Lounge
January 13, 2018
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St. John of the Cross wrote, ‘The Father spoke one word from all eternity and he spoke it in silence, and it is in silence that we hear it.’  This suggests that silence is God’s first language and that all other languages are poor translations.”  (Intimacy with God, 55)