If you struggle with Bible reading, many people find the Lectio Divina method below a helpful way of listening to God through His Word. The attached document contains suggested Bible readings for Advent. 

Lectio Divina

READ    Slowly and thoughtfully, read the Scripture passage the first time. What word or phrase captures your attention and grabs your heart? Linger with it whenever this happens.

REFLECT    Slowly and prayerfully, read the passage again. What is God saying to you in this passage? offering you? asking you? What feelings are arising within you?

RESPOND    Slowly and prayerfully, read the passage again. Respond to God from your heart. Speak to God of your feelings and insights. Offer these to God

REST     Possibly read the passage another time. Sit quietly in God’s presence, asking, “What are you saying to me?” Rest in God’s love, and listen.