Rita's Reflections

By Rev. Dr. Rita Sims, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Kosse

The season of Lent began on February 14 with its emphasis on prayer, fasting and repentance. I share with you some ideas for your prayer times to enhance them. One prayer practice that has been used by Christians since the fourth or fifth centuries is called Lectio Divina, translated as "sacred reading."

In Lectio Divina, it goes through four steps: reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation. The first step of reading takes a scripture and uses one's senses to encounter the words.

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