Here is a beautiful passage from Luke's gospel to be used for 'praying the scriptures' using the method known as Lectio Divina.

If you don't know about this way of praying then here is some information to get you started: How to do Lectio Divina

Now try it with this passage from Luke's gospel containing the words of Jesus.

Luke 11:9-13

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!

Thanks be to God.


  1. Jayne  

    10 August 2009 at 08:37

    Always loved these words Kath and find them a comfort. Will try to use them in the way you suggest.

  2. Anonymous  

    10 August 2009 at 10:37

    Thanks Kath..used those words this morning but hope the fact that I used choc chip cookies instead of chocolate wont affect the impact of the prayer time..

    Col x

  3. Kath Williamson  

    10 August 2009 at 12:40