Lectio Divina & the MBTI

On Wednesday nights, we are focusing on studying (and practicing) prayer.

I am certified to give and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. I am using this tool to help members of the church I serve to understand the differences and commonalities of their personalities and how this relates to prayer.

Lectio Divina is perhaps the most widely used method of prayer in the history of the Church. One of the reasons it has been so popular is that it utilizes all of our type functions and attitudes.

Lectio uses the sensing function
Meditatio uses our thinking function
Oratio uses our feeling function
Contemplatio uses the intuition to bring the steps together in life application

It is a shame this tool is often overlooked in helping those of a Baptist heritage develop their prayer lives. It really is a powerful and effective method of developing a more active and fruitful prayer life.