Praying with Scripture


“Be Still and Know That I am God.” 

~Psalm 46: 11

Praying with Scripture:  

Below you will find resources on how to pray with scripture using two prayer methods: Lectio Divina and Ignatian Contemplation.  Know of our prayers for you! 


How do I pray with scripture?  

Opening the Word of God can be intimidating. Let me give you two easy ways to savor and pray with scripture that can fit into your busy life.

Download this Praying with Scripture Guide.

This one-page printable .pdf will walk you through the steps of both Lectio Divina and Ignatian Contemplation/Imaginative Prayer.

I invite you to set aside quiet time to be with God. When you are ready to move forward, begin with a moment of silence. Take a deep breath and let’s dive into scripture.


Go Deeper:

Sunday of the Word of God

Pope Francis has established a new annual feast in January on the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time called the Sunday of the Word of God to emphasize and remind us of the value of sacred Scripture.

Becky Eldredge

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director passionate about inviting people closer to Christ.  She does this by accompanying people as they navigate deep waters of their faith lives through spiritual direction, writing, retreats, and as founder of Ignatian Ministries, a home of deep-water accompaniment.  She is author of two books: The Inner Chapel and Busy Lives and Restless Souls.  Becky is part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Spirituality Center teaching staff where she trains spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition. 

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