Spiritual Direction Agenda – October 7, 2017

Spiritual Direction Agenda – October 7, 2017

Topic: Discernment

Opening prayer/Lectio Divina


Review spiritual direction to date


Witness talk(s)


Group discussion on discernment


Bio break / personal reflection time


Thoughts / questions on spiritual direction


Contemplative prayer – Consent to God’s intention   


Discuss experience during this prayer time


Monthly stretch challenge


Closing prayer


Lectio Divina – Prayer for Wisdom

Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman

10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

Reference Material:


A Time for Discernment – Catechism: 2685-2696


How to Discern God’s Will For Your Life by Bishop Robert Barron:


Pope Francis speaking to new Bishops about discernment 9/2017:


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