Benedictus – Luke 1:68-79

This is a Lectio Divina. The audio is provided below.
The text is read three times. Each time followed by a period of silence.
It is 15 minutes long. It will end with a closing prayer.

There are three stages to a Lectio Divina.
Meditation – thinking deeply about the text
Prayer – active conversation with God
Contemplation – resting in calm silence sensing the Holy Spirit
The text is provided at the bottom of the page for you to reference later.

After the First Reading Meditate.
After the Second Reading Pray.
After the Third Reading Contemplate.

Listen to the Lectio Divina

This Lectio Divina is from Luke 1:68-79 and is read by Jordan Prins. It is from the Urban Monastic Translation of Luke. It is read three times and concludes in 15 minutes.

68Blessed is the Lord, the God of Israel,
	who has come to set His people free.
69He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
	from the house of His servant David.

70Through His holy prophets, long ago God promised,
	71to save us from our enemies,
	and the hands of all who hate us.	
72He promised to show mercy to our ancestors,
	and to remember His holy covenant.

73This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham,
	74to rescue us out of the hands of our enemies, 
	free to worship Him without fear,
75holy and righteous before Him,
	all the days of our lives.

76And you, my child, will be called prophet of the Most High,
	for you will go, before the Lord, preparing His ways,
77to give His people knowledge of salvation,
	through the forgiveness of their sins.

78In the tender mercy of our God,
	from high above the first light of day reaches us,
79shining on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
	and guiding our feet into the way of peace."