Meditation During Lent

Lent is a time of spiritual renewal. We temporarily remove some things from our lives through fasting. We also add things to our lives through such practices as Bible reading, prayer, and meditation. Meditation has a rich history in the Christian church, but in recent times it has become a lost art. According to Psalm 1, meditation on God’s word is the key to being “blessed” (Ps. 1:2). We need to recover this ancient Christian practice.

When we meditate, we are focused on listening to hear what God is saying to us through his word. An ancient method for doing this is Lectio Divina. See the instructions for Lectio Divina for more information. For some further information on listening to God, see Pastor Ken’s article on How to Hear God’s Voice.