Prayer Bible

The Catholic Prayer Bible
Lectio Divina Edition
New Revised Standard Version

Like no other Bible

The PASTORAL BIBLE FOUNDATION (PBF) together with PAULIST PRESS, USA is proud to announce the publication of The Catholic Prayer Bible: Lectio Divina Edition.

It is an ideal Bible for everyone who DESIRES to REFLECT on the individual stories and chapters of just one, or even all, of the biblical books, while being led to prayer though meditation on that biblical passage.

Lectio divina is a simple enough to be done any place where there is some quiet or peace, and at any time of day when you can find a few minutes. It can last for as long or short as you wish to make it; you can spend three minutes or fifteen. And it is intended for everyone, for you – not just for those people you may think of as elite in some way: priest and religious, the very educated, or the very pious. Everyone – including you as you are right now – can find pleasure and spiritual enrichment in Lectio Divina.

This Bible, which is like no other, invites readers, whether individually or in groups, to read the Bible more completely and prayerfully. It is the perfect way to give the gift of prayer to yourself and to those you love.

As Pope Benedict XVI reminds us:
“… I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of Lectio divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart (cf. Die Verbum, n. 25). If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime.”