Matthew 4:1-11

In Christianity, Lectio Divina (Latin for "Divine Reading") is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word.It has been a part of our Anglican Tradition since the very beginning of the church in England. Our roots as a church are Benedictine.

Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of Scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.

The focus of Lectio Divina is not a theological analysis of biblical passages but viewing them with Christ as the key to their meaning. This applies the scripture and Jesus Presence 'Alive' in our midst ready to challenge the false values about faithful people in the world as well as our neighbours. The recording with silence is attached for your meditation. The actual guide is posted on the web site under "Vicar's Voice"