While meditation is typically an individual discipline, it can be done in a group, building community and a shared experiencing of the Word of God together. There can be different ways to do it, but here is an outline adapted from an article by Luke Dysinger (www.http://www.valyermo.com/ld-art.html).
Lectio Divina can best be done with 4-8 people in a group. Provide each participant with a written copy of the Scripture to be shared and the basic outline so they can follow along. There are three parts to Group Lectio Divina, each beginning with a reading of the Scripture.
Listening for the Gentle Touch of Christ through the Word
1. One person reads aloud the passage twice, as the rest listen attentively for what phrase or word especially touches them.
2. Silence for 1-2 minutes as each participant ponders the word they received.
3. Each person briefly shares (one or two sentences) the word or phrase that touched them.
How Christ Speaks to Me through the Word
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