A Quick Note
2020 has left many of us isolated and in need of encouragement. Our desire is to draw strength, peace, and guidance from the Bible as we begin 2021 together. We know many who are struggling to find rhythms and time alone and with God right now. We understand, can relate, and want to help.
Therapist Marnee Alfson regularly uses the practice of Lectio Divina to meditate on Scripture. She’s used her wisdom and expertise to create this four-session guide to lead participants through John 4:4-26 in a way that allows us space to encounter our amazing God.
Just print the attached guide, find the quietest place you can, light a candle, get cozy under a blanket, and prepare your heart and mind to savor Scripture and let it speak to you.
For more details on Lectio Divina or to to print the, Encountering God Through Lectio Divina resource for yourself or your small group, click on any of the pictures in this post, or link directly to it here.
If you’ve already participated in our online Lectio Divina study of John 4, or want to delve further into the practice of scripture meditation, simply substitute John 4 for another passage. We suggest the following to get started or continue your practice:
- Genesis 45
- Psalm 8
- Psalm 19
- Daniel 3
- Mark 5:25-34
- Luke 5:1-11
Things to Have on Hand as You Engage in Scripture Meditation
- A copy of the Encountering God Through Lectio Divina resource
- A candle
- A Bible
- A notebook or journal
About our Lectio Divina Author:
Marnee Alfson is an EMDR trained trauma specialist in private practice in Vancouver, WA. Marnee received her training under the direction of leading author and developer of Story Informed Trauma Therapy (SITT), Byron Kehler, MS. She has worked with survivors of various traumas such as sexual and/or domestic assault, displacement, first responders, attachment in relationships, body image, life transitions and mood management.
She believes we gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience we choose to walk through. Trauma recovery therapy is an important part of hope in helping other survivors live their lives free of the pain they have experienced.