CATH NEWS REPORT:
The Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn has produced a prayer resource to help people pray the scriptures, reports the archdiocesan website.
The resource is a result of Archbishop Mark Coleridge's request for "a Compendium on the Word of God" for the archdiocese, with suggestions to encourage people to consider using the scriptures as the preferred prayer for meetings and gatherings in parishes, organisations or schools.
"One accessible and beautiful way of praying the scriptures is that of Lectio Divina, reading a section of the scriptures, and letting God speak to our hearts," Liturgical Commission chair Ms Margaret Ryan said.
"This is the prayer style chosen by the commission."
Some of the material is available now, while the remainder is expected to be ready in mid to late February.The package will include letters from the Archbishop and the chair of the Liturgical Commission, prayer sheets for each of the liturgical cycles (including three for Ordinary Time), a Marian feast and the Patron's feast of the parish church.
Ready-to-use prayer guides (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn website)