Welcome to Audio Lectio. We hope you’ll join us each week to pray the scripture, the gospel reading for the week from the Revised Common Lectionary. If you are new to Audio Lectio, listen to the introduction below — it’s the top track under the heading “Audio Lectio Complete Series.”
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Pray the Scriptures Using Audio Lectio
September 21 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from Matthew 20:8-16. “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from Matthew 20:1-16 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to the meditation by clicking the play button.
September 28 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from Matthew 21:28-32. “The tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.” Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from Matthew 21:23-32 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to the meditation by clicking the play button.
October 5 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from Matthew 21:33-44. “The kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.” Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from Matthew 21:33-46 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to the meditation by clicking the play button.
Audio Lectio Complete Series
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About the Voices
You’re led in prayer by Beth Richardson, Trevor Hudson, and Linda Furtado. Earlier prayers include the voices of Stephane Brooks, Eli Fisher, Carmen Gaud, Doug Hagler, Brenda Harlan, Trevor Hudson, Kimberly Jenkins, Im Jung, Gina Manskar, John Mogabgab, Beth Richardson, Theresa Santillan, Beatrice Smith, Pete Velander, Aileen Willcox, Upper Room staff and friends.
About Audio Lectio
Audio Lectio is a a weekly recording of a guided meditation using the gospel reading from the lectionary. We are using a form of lectio divina for the structure.
What’s Lectio Divina? Lectio divina is a slow, meditative reading and reflection on a passage of scripture. Rather than processing the scripture intellectually, you’re invited to let the words and images connect your heart with God’s heart.
What’s the Lectionary? “A lectionary is collection of readings or selections from the Scriptures, arranged and intended for proclamation during worship of the people of God.” (The Revised Common Lectionary, p. 9. Nashville: Abingdon, 1992.) This collection of readings from scriptures is used by pastors and church leaders in the planning of worship, sermons, and daily meditation. We use the Revised Common Lectionary which is used by many Protestant denominations around the world. It was created by the Consultation on Common Texts in 1992. (Read more about the Revised Common Lectionary.) Each week, the lectionary lists four readings. The Revised Common Lectionary uses a three year cycle. Each year starts with Advent, the beginning of the church year.
What Bible are you using for the readings? We’re using the Common English Bible. Copyright © 2010 Common English Bible. Used by permission. http://www.CommonEnglishBible.com.
Audio Lectio recordings before August, 2011 feature the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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