Daily Lectio Divina: Nouwen and Living Witnesses

Daily Lectio Divina: Nouwen and Living Witnesses

Episode 145

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the epilogue.

When we have been remodeled into living witnesses of Christ through solitude, silence, and prayer, we will no longer have to worry about whether we are saying the right thing or making the right gesture because then Christ will make his presence known even when we are not aware of it.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Healing

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Healing

Episode 144

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Prayer.

When we learn to descend with our mind into our heart, then all those who have become part of our lives are led into the healing presence of God and touched by him in the center of our being….It is the mystery that the heart, which is the center of our being, is transformed by God into his own heart, a heart large enough to embrace the entire universe.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and the Center

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and the Center

Episode 143

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Prayer.

The crisis of our prayer life is that our mind may be filled with ideas of God while our heart remains far from him. Real prayer comes from the heart….The prayer of the heart is a prayer that directs itself to God from the center of the person and thus affects the whole of our humanness.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Seeking

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Seeking

Episode 142

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Prayer.

Hesychia, the rest which flows from unceasing prayer, needs to be sought at all costs, even when the flesh is itchy, the world alluring, and the demons noisy.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Rest

Daily Lectio Divina: Prayer and Rest

Episode 141

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Prayer.

The literal translation of the words “pray always” is “come to rest.” The Greek word for rest is hesychia…The prayer of the hesychasts is a prayer of rest…a rest in God in the midst of a very intense daily struggle….The prayer of the hesychasts is a prayer of the heart.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and the Heart

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and the Heart

Episode 140

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Silence.

Silence is above all a quality of the heart that can stay with us even in our conversation with others…The final question…is not whether we say much or little but whether our words call forth the caring silence of God himself. It is to this silence that we are called.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Returning

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Returning

Episode 139

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Silence.

A word with power is a word that comes out of silence. A word that bears fruit is a word that emerges from the silence and returns to it. It is a word that reminds us of the silence from which it comes and leads us back to that silence.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Power

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Power

Episode 138

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Silence.

The word is the instrument of the present world and silence is the mystery of the future world…From that world their words could bear fruit because there they could be filled with the power of God’s silence.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Mystery

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Mystery

Episode 137

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Silence.

Silence is the home of the word. Silence gives strength and fruitfulness to the word. We can even say that words are meant to disclose the mystery of the silence from which they come.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Eternal Silence

Daily Lectio Divina: Silence and Eternal Silence

Episode 136

In this episode of the guided lectio divina podcast, we’re using selected readings from Henri Nouwen‘s book The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. This week we’re reading from the chapter on Silence.

The Word of God is born out of the eternal silence of God, and it is to this Word out of silence that we want to be witnesses.

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I invite you to visit the Sacred Pilgrim Facebook page where you can share your word or phrase and what came up for you during your prayer time.