We use a modified form of a benedictine practice called Lectio Divina. It means divine reading. It has a worshipful feel and a method that can take getting used to. The point is to slow down and listen. We read a Bible passage appointed for the upcoming Sunday three times, each time in a different voice. Each time we are prompted to listen for something different. After each reading each person is invited to share their response to the prompt if they want to. We close by allowing each person to offer a one sentence prayer like, “I thank you, Lord …” or “I ask you Lord …” Then praying the Lord’s Prayer together.