Day 8, January 14th

Day 8, January 14th


Baptism of Our Lord

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 Luke 3: 15-16 and 21-22.

Luke 3: 15 - 16 and 21 -22

The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ. John answered them all, “I baptize with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

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.

Reflection Questions:

  1. How do you feel about the prayer experience today?  How did it open your heart to God?

  2. What is God calling you to do today or this week?

  3. Did you find anything particularly challenging about the experience?

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