HOME PRAYER STATION – EXPERIENCING LENT THROUGH SACRED ARTS
Lectio Devina (an ancient way of reading and praying using a short scripture passage)
Read the scripture passage three times. Use the following to guide you:
1st Reading: What is one word or phrase that stands out? Meditate (think/reflect) on that.
2nd Reading: Reread the passage. What do you feel? What in your life relates to these words? Write a prayer or just pray silently.
3rd Reading: Reread the passage. How might Jesus have responded to this Psalm as he wandered in the wilderness? What might be God’s personal invitation to you from the scripture? Sketch a picture on a piece of paper that expresses your thoughts or pray silently.
A Psalm of David, when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.
1 O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
5 My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,*
and my mouth praises you with joyful lips
6 when I think of you on my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
Stitchery done by Ann Antoun while living in a Middle Eastern desert, 1986