Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland


By: The Augustine Institute

Material Overview

Lectio: Prayer, Finding Intimacy with God is a video-based Scripture study in the Lectio study series which uses lectio divina to show participants the simple steps to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy in six moving sessions.


About the Program

Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves. Or, worse, we feel like we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the faith be so elusive?

Now, with the clear teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute’s LECTIO series, Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the ancient Church’s tradition of lectio divina to show you the simple steps to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God captures in six episodes the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear God and respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love.


Dr. Timothy Gray is a nationally renowned Bible scholar and Catholic speaker. As the President of the Augustine Institute, he has advanced the renewal of Catholic education through graduate studies in Scripture, Theology, and the New Evangelization.


Dr. Gray’s guidance of the Augustine Institute has also led to the creation of innovative video programs like the Lectio series of Bible studies, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith ExplainedYDisciple, and Beloved. Dr. Gray is the author of Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina (Ascension Press), Mission of the Messiah (Emmaus Road), The Temple in the Gospel of Mark (Baker Academic), and many other works.



  • Three DVDs with over three hours of video presentation
  • Study Guide for a deeper understanding of each session
  • Comprehensive Leader Guide for effective group study



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