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No matter how well you know the Bible, Ignite will offer you something new, both as a hermeneutic and in its practical, personal approach to Scripture. The first chapter is Lectio Divina (meaning holy reading). It covers the ancient Christian practice of daily prayer with Scripture that we Baptist’s called the “daily quiet time.” We start with lectio divina in the book, because that’s the usual way to learn to hear God speak in and through the Bible.

Nothing heals like God’s Word, because only love heals, and there is no way to heal fully without an intimate relationship with the Healer, Jesus Christ, in which He pours His love into you and your suffering.

He does that, every single day, by speaking to you through the daily readings. The best way to begin healing is to hear God speak, experience His presence, and discern His will for your life through the daily readings of the Church. How?

Modeled on the Annunciation, the LOVE the Word® method invites Our Lady to guide each of us in her own personal prayer practice: L – listen, O – observe, V – verbalize, E – entrust. We learn how to LOVE the Word® like Mary, from Mary. She teaches us to interpret the word we hear and read through the landscape of our lives. 

Through my own practice of lectio divina, Mary shared with me her own love of and prayer practice with Scripture – an earlier form of lectio divina – and an acronym for her process called LOVE the Word®. In this episode I share it with you, along with Chapter One of Ignite, using the last three years’ daily readings as a general guide, and the last week’s daily readings as a specific guide. 

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LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  

L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)

O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

What have you been receiving from God over the last three years – since, during, and after Covid and the election – in your LOVE the Word® practice? Come share it with us in the community, here.

If you do not have a LOVE the Word® practice, have you been plagued with anxiety and fear over the last three years and all the political and social upheaval?

V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E | Entrust (Rest in the Word.)

May it be done to me according to  your Word. Amen +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:00-12:00 – introduction to the Ignite book and Chapter One, Lectio Divina; healing with Scripture; summary of LOVE the Word®

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – how and why Mary shared LOVE the Word® with me

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – overview of the process and each step: L-listen, O-observe, V-verbalize, E-entrust

Minutes 36:01-48:00 – the past week’s readings and their message for the Church


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