“Be Still and Know That I am God.”
~Psalm 46: 11
Living into Advent: An Ignatian Path of Advent Prayer
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 this Advent Season!
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.
- Read Becky’s books about prayer! Busy Lives and Restless Souls and The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God
- Read Listening for God in Scripture
- Praying with the Psalms
- Ignatian Contemplation/Imaginative Prayer
- Watch this 2 minute video where I narrate the steps of Ignatian Contemplation/Imaginative Prayer.
- Read this blog post Ignatius and Me: Ignatian Contemplation.
- Lectio Divina
- Watch this 2 minute video where I explain the steps of Lectio Divina.
- Read this blog series, God With Us in the Word.
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.
Guided Audio Reflections
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.
Learn more about Becky’s ministry at www.beckyeldredge.com and by following her on Facebook and Instagram @beldredge98.
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