OPW#5. Morning Prayer – The “4 S” Method: Scripture


2. Scripture – preferably a chapter.
Read for “your” verse – read like a newspaper.
Look for your “message from God” for today.
Then contemplate your verse throughout the day.

Lectio Divina steps:
Guigo named the four steps of this “ladder” of Lectio Divina prayer, a practice which continues daily in contemporary Benedictine ritual meditation, with the Latin terms lectio, meditatio, oratio, and contemplatio.
In Guigo’s four stages one first reads, which leads to think about (i.e. meditate on) the significance of the text; that process in turn leads the person to respond in prayer as the third stage [i.e. a conversation with God]. The fourth stage is when the prayer, in turn, points to the gift of quiet stillness in the presence of God, called contemplation.
– From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guigo_II

S.O.W. Questions from C.P.M.
– What does it say?
– What does it say that I should obey?
– Who needs to hear this?


NOTE (my response)




All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

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