praying with Scripture

It’s important not to lose sight of the reason we study the Bible—to draw closer to God. The Church offers a variety of time-tested practices to help us translate what we read in Scripture into meaningful communication with God through prayer. Learn more about how to incorporate lectio divina, Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary and other Catholic prayers, and visual meditation into your own spiritual life. Begin now to start praying with Scripture more each day.

lectio divina—the CathoLOH OPENlic Church’s centuries-old approach to Scripture that sees closer relationship with God as the end goal of all Bible study; includes a link to a short video in which the Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey discuss their regular daily practice of lectio divina

Liturgy of the Hours (also called the Divine Office)—the Church’s communal prayer consisting of the Psalms and other selections from Scripture; includes links to useful websites and blogs related to Liturgy of the Hours

how to pray the Rosary—with a diagram and the Rosary prayers, plus a look at some saints particularly devoted to the Rosary

other Marian prayers—a collection of traditional Catholic prayers

prayers for study groups—how to compose prayers based on Scripture, plus suggestions for prayers suitable for Bible-discussion groups

visual meditation—”Right-Brain Reflections,” Tami Palladino’s journal of illustrations based on our study of The Letter to the Hebrews: An Explanation of the Mechanism of Our Salvation