Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God

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Liturgical Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Religion - 232 pages
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In the Gospel of John Jesus directs us, Abide in me, as I abide in you. This book is an invitation to make the Word of God your home through the practice of lectio divina .Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, encourages you to turn the words of Scripture over in your heart as a plough turns over the soil to welcome the seed.

In these scriptural meditations, the piercing reflective questions and personal prayers lead the reader into a deeper relationship with the Divine. Aware that drawing near the Word of God requires a special kind of presence, the author invites you to breathe in the Word, wait before the Word, walk through the pages of Scripture as a pilgrim, and, finally, abide in an intimate and transforming communion with God.

The format of the book lends itself not only to daily personal prayer and reflection, but to group faith sharing as well.

Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, author of the popular A Tree Full of Angels (HarperCollins) and Seven Sacred Pauses (Ave Maria), is well known for her creative spiritual writings and retreat ministry. She is also a regular columnist for Stepping Stones, the Little Rock Scripture Study newsletter. She has lived monastic life for fifty years and makes her home with the Sisters of St. Scholastica, a Benedictine monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Writing and retreat ministry have become a part of her evolving cal. Visit her personal blog at http://macrina-underthesycamoretree.blogspot.com/.

 

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Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Drawn Like a Magnet to the Divine 1 Desire for God Psalm
Come to the Water Isaiah
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Pilgrimage to the Heart of God Psalm
The Comfort of Being Known by God Psalm 139
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Opening Your Heart to Guidance Psalm
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Poetic Summary of Chapter
The Beautiful Struggle of Daily Life
Dont Look Back

The Prayer of Creation Psalm 148
126
Poetic Summary of Chapter
The Deepening Places 1 The Tapping of the Heart 1 Corinthians 2116
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Return to Your Original Love
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Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, author of the popular A Tree Full of Angels (HarperCollins) and Seven Sacred Pauses (Ave Maria), is well known for her creative spiritual writings and retreat ministry. She is also a regular columnist for Stepping Stones, the Little Rock Scripture Study newsletter. She has lived monastic life for fifty years and makes her home with the Sisters of St. Scholastica, a Benedictine monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Writing and retreat ministry have become a part of her evolving call. Visit her personal blog at http://macrina-underthesycamoretree.blogspot.com/.

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