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The Importance of Scripture

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Emily Mislan

on 28 August 2014

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Transcript of The Importance of Scripture

>Sacred Scripture serves the Church in giving her the support and vigor She needs to survive.

>Sacred Scripture serves the People of God as strength for their faith, food for their soul, and a pure and lasting font of spiritual life.

"The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures as She venerated the Body of the Lord...The Scriptures both nourish and govern the whole Christian life" -CCC 141
Why is it important?
>Therefore, it is important that all the Christian faithful learn about Christ through the reading of the Scriptures.

>Reading the Scriptures in individual prayer can help us to know more about Christ and develop our personal relationship with Him.

"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." -St. Jerome
Importance For Us
Individual Prayer
Group prayer
Liturgy of the Hours
Lectio Divina
Ways to Pray with Scripture
How to Pray with Scripture
And How to Pray with Scripture
The Importance of Scripture
Individual Prayer
>God Himself inspired the authors of Sacred Scripture.
>Reading and meditating upon the Scriptures, reading God's very words can help us to know Him more!
>It is like listening to His words.
>In the Mass, we read from Scripture frequently
>First & Second Readings, Psalm, Gospel
>Several prayers are taken from Scripture such as the "Our Father" and Eucharistic Prayer
Group Prayer
>A popular form of prayer includes people coming together for Bible studies, where they read a section of the Bible and discuss what it means and why it is important to their lives.
>Several communal prayers such as the "Our Father" and "Hail Mary" are Scriptural
Liturgy of the Hours
>The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the Church
>5 "hours" per day: Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, and the Office of Readings
>Liturgy of the Hours cycles us through all 150 psalms every 4 weeks
Lectio Divina
>A slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures:
1) Read
2) Think
3) Pray
4) Rest
Biblical Narrative
>Tells a story about a particular subject by using only Scripture verses

>Verses strung together to ensure coherency and effect
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