The Lectio Divina is an old spiritual exercise, a method of meditation on the Bible that fosters a deeper, more personal relationship with the Lord.
1. Find a place where you can be alone and in a relaxed position. (But not so relaxed as to induce 'horizontal meditation' - sleep.)
2. Start with a prayer: thank God for everything, ask for the grace that He may reveal Himself to you, etc.)
3. Read aloud the Bible passage you want to meditate upon (preferably the day's gospel).
4. Whisper the same passage to yourself.
5. Read again, this time slowly, prayerfully. Contemplate. Imagine how the place and people look and smell. Imagine that you are right there in the scene, together with all the characters.
6. Picture Jesus approaching you, talking to you. What does He tell you?
7. Or you can return to the verse and try to look for a word or phrase that touches you most. You may underline that word or phrase with a straight, uninterrupted line.
8. Ask God to disturb your heart and look for a word or phrase that disturbs you. You may underline that word or phrase with a broken line.
9. Ask God why this word or phrase has inspired and/or disturbed you.