Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading") is a method of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to lead to a greater understanding of Holy Scripture (God’s Word),and closer communion with God.The roots of scriptural reflection and interpretation go back to Origen in the 3rd century. In the 6th century Lectio Divina became an essential part of the monastic life, incorporated by Benedict of Nursia into the Rule of Benedict.
The commentary by Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB provides an excellent starting point for understanding Lectio Divina.
Deacon David,OblSB,Saint John's Abbey
ACCEPTING THE EMBRACE of GOD: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina
by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., SAINT ANDREW’S ABBEY