Conversing with God in Lent: Praying the Sunday Mass Readings with Lectio Divina. Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us through the words of Scripture. In recent times, Pope Benedict XVI and a Synod of Bishops have recommended that lay people pray with the Scriptures using this method. In this book, respected biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz chooses the Old Tstament reading and the gospel for each Sunday in cycles A, B and C during Lent, including the complete text from the Lectionary. Then he leads readers through the steps of lectio divina-reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action-by suggesting themes and verses on which to focus.