Better Bible Reading and Prayer Plan

Better Bible Reading & Prayer Plan

 

We want you to get the most out of your daily encounters with God.  To do that, we have outlined some steps that we believe will help you maximize your time with Him.  

 

According to Professor Matthew Harmon, there are two simple sets of questions to ask every time you open your Bibles that will help you get the most out of it:

 

Understanding the Bible: 

  • What do we learn about God?
  • What do we learn about people?
  • What do we learn about relating to God?
  • What do we learn about relating to others?

 

Applying the Bible: 

  • What does God want me to understand?
  • What does God want me to believe?
  • What does God want me to desire?
  • What does God want me to do?

   

In the section below you will find recommendations that will help you grow deeper in your understanding of the Bible and connection to God through prayer.

 

Study Bibles (Pastor Keith recommends the following in either the NLT, NIV or ESV versions).

  • Life Application Study Bible
  • Quest Study Bible
  • Compass: The Study Bible for Navigating Your Life

 

Online Bible Resources

Bible App: www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/

Crossway: crossway.org

Bible Gateway: biblegateway.com

 

Prayer Methods

 

A.C.T.S. Prayer Method

Adore – spend time focusing on the incredible nature of God (His Goodness, love, grace, etc.)

Confess – bring any sins to Him and receive His forgiveness

Thanksgiving – thank Him for His blessings and all He has done

Supplication – bring your needs and requests to Him

 

P.A.R.T.S. Prayer Method

Praise – spend time focusing on the incredible nature of God (His Goodness, love, grace, etc.)

Admit – bring any sins to Him and receive His forgiveness

Request – bring your needs and requests to Him

Thanksgiving – thank Him for His blessings and all He has done

Silence – spend time listening for His voice and direction