Visio divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a long-practiced spiritual discipline in the Christian tradition. It invites us into an active awareness of God’s presence through silence, reflection, and prayer, opening us up to His invitations for our lives.
The richest prayer life comes through multi-sensory connection with God. We are each wired in different ways. Some of us respond best to the written word, some to the spoken word, some to music, some to art, some to movement. We can connect with God in prayer through each of these ways. Though we may have a preferred sense through which to pray, the richest prayer life will come through experiencing God through all your senses.
A word about expectations: You’re encouraged not to have any! You may or may not settle into a place of awareness. Simply practice offering a quiet space to be attentive to God’s presence.