Day 15, January 21st
Confession of Peter
Lectio Divina is a meditative reading of scripture that opens the text to hear how God is speaking to us through God’s Holy Word.
Please click on the audio link below to be led through today’s Lectio Divina based on this Gospel reading from Matthew 16: 13 - 19.
Matthew 16: 13 - 19
When Jesus came to the region Caesarea Phillippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
“But what about you?” he asked, “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever ou loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone he was the Christ.
After Listening to the Prayer
Please take a few moments now and reflect on how this experience has impacted you, below there is a list of reflection questions for you to consider. You are invited to then provide written comments in the Comment section below the Reflection Questions about your experience. Please feel free to share with the group whatever seems relevant to you. In order to make this a rich aspect of the Challenge, please be sure to log in and leave a comment, even if it is just a brief one. You are also encouraged to provide positive, reinforcing feedback on each other’s comments. We look forward to learning from each other and lifting each other up as we work to enhance our spiritual lives with this intentional time of prayer and reflection.
How do you feel about the prayer experience today? How did it open your heart to God?
What is God calling you to do today or this week?
Did you find anything particularly challenging about the experience?