Lectio Divina for The Seventh Week of Easter
Read the following Scripture two or three times:
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that
your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
“I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that
I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will not longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.”
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on or more of the following questions:
– What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
– What in this passage comforted you?
– What in this passage challenged you?
Read the Scripture again, followed by this reflection:
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
Father, the hour has come. How much time do I commit to my faith? How can I orient my daily life so
that God is its center?
I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. How can I glorify God by my life? Whose faithful life inspires me?
I pray for them. Who has asked me to pray for them? What needs do I bring to prayer today?
After a period of silent reflection recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Living the Word This Week
How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?
Review your weekly schedule/calendar to determine how you can increase time for prayer, liturgy, study,