The sample word cloud presented below was algorithmically generated from the Center for Action and Contemplation’s Daily Meditations (Mar 4-10). See

Lectio/Visio Divina helps us experience with our heart, mind, body, and soul. Here are some simple steps to guide your way.

Take a few minutes to view the colors, sizes, positions, and text of the words. Breathe gently and deeply, allowing outside thoughts and feelings to fade away.

Listen with the eyes of your heart (consider, connect, coalesce).

[pause] Reflect on what touches you, what gives meaning (inquire, imagine, internalize).

[pause] Respond by perhaps speaking aloud, saying a prayer, writing in a journal, or expressing what you have experienced and what it calls you to (manuscript, manifest, materialize, move).

[pause] Silently remain and rest in the presence of the divine indwelling (contemplate, communion).

[pause] Deep gentle breath
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