This method of using imagination in prayer asks us to bring the Biblical scene into our present time. St. Augustine of Hippo (today called Annaba, on the coast of Algeria) was a great Fifth Century African Doctor of the Church. He set up rules for community life. His mother was St. Monica who was highly influential in bringing Augustine back to practicing his faith. Two famous phrases he used were "I believe in order to understand" and "I understand, the better to believe".
Using the method of Lectio Divina:
Note: It can be helpful to repeat the above steps using the same passage on multiple occasions, discovering deeper and deeper meaning for you.
Take this Biblical prayer and change the pronouns from the second person (you) to the first person (I and your to my). Write out the new prayer so that it is a prayer for you.
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