Into the Desert

Into the Desert

6 Episodes

Our Lord teaches that prayer is a relationship and a vital necessity. And yet, many of us have difficulty committing to daily prayer. Follow Jesus into the desert this Lent and discover intimacy with God in this 6-week video-based study with daily meditations in the participants guide. Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. This series captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love.

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Into the Desert
  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 1: Prayer: An Intimate Dialogue

    Episode 1

    Prayer is one of the most basic elements of a life of faith, but it isn't always easy to do. Though we're taught that prayer is a "conversation," we often feel as if the conversation is completely one-sided. In this first session, Dr. Gray shows how the solution to the problem of prayer can be fo...

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 2: Guigo's Ladder: A Way of Ascent

    Episode 2

    Prayer may not always be easy, but sometimes we make it more difficult than it needs to be. In this session, Dr. Gray demonstrates how, like climbing the rungs on a ladder, following a simple order of prayer carries us from the cares of this world to intimate conversation with God.

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 3: Lectio & Meditatio: Climbing the First Rungs

    Episode 3

    In reading and meditating on Sacred Scripture, we begin to ascend the ladder of Lectio Divina as we open our hearts and minds to hear and understand God's words to us.

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 4: Oratio: Conversation with God

    Episode 4

    Using the example of St. Augustine and the Psalms, Dr. Gray teaches us how to make the most out of oratio and enjoy the fruits of an intimate conversation with Our Lord.

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 5: Contemplatio: The Gaze of Love

    Episode 5

    The desire of the Christian's heart is to see God. In contemplatio we rest at the pinnacle of the ladder of prayer, gazing upon God in love.

  • Lectio: Prayer: Episode 6: Resolutio: Putting Love into Action

    Episode 6

    Prayer that does not lead to action is empty. Dr. Gray demonstrates how, at the end of lectio divina, we take the step of resolutio and resolve to live out God's love as we put our prayer into action.

  • Lectio: Prayer Leader's Guide PDF

    4.19 MB

    The Leader's Resource Guide is the key to facilitating an effective group study. Created to help you lead others deeper into Scripture, this comprehensive resource for leaders presents practical help to make the most of adult faith formation with your study group.
    Downloadable. Also available in...

  • Lectio: Prayer Art Pack PDF

    36.1 MB

  • Lectio: Prayer Study Guide PDF

    11.5 MB

    The powerful resource was created to lead you deeper into Scripture as you read, reflect, and respond. Beautifully and thoughtfully crafted, this personal Study Guide follows each video session and will lead you further into the study of prayer.
    Downloadable. Also available in print at https://c...