The guide below is meant to give you a starting point in your prayer life. You may use this guide exactly as written or you may want to modify it to meet your needs. Be on guard to not use this tool as a “formula” that is blindly followed out of a sense of duty. This is merely a starting point to ignite your passion for prayer. Prayer is ultimately communicating with your Father God out of a deep, meaningful, and vibrant relationship
Reading the Bible is necessary for spiritual growth. Yet it can be a daunting task knowing what to read on a daily basis. Radiant has created a reading plan to help make daily Bible reading more accessible.
This year's reading plan focuses on developing consistent rhythms of reading shorter portions of the Bible. Proverbs is full of practical wisdom while also revealing God's desires for how we are to live our life. Psalms is a collection of poetry, lament, songs, prayers, and truth. The book of Psalms connects with us deeply by expressing the profound truths of God while also commenting on the hardships and joys of life.
This reading plan will take you through the Proverbs and Psalms daily. You will read all of Proverbs each month, and Psalms twice throughout the year. Because each day only contains a short reading, this plan is a great way to start developing a bible reading habit, or a compliment to other reading plans you are doing.
1. Consistency is better than intensity. Even if you miss a day's reading, prioritize reading the passages for that day before going back to get caught up.
2. Start Small. If this is your first time reading through the Bible, or reading the Bible daily, break up the readings throughout the day. Proverbs in the morning and Psalms at night is a great way to start.
3. Be Flexible. All of our schedules are different and life can be hectic at times. Maybe reading all the passages in the morning may work. It may be best to break it up. Find what works for you and be flexible if plans have to change.
4. Be accountable. Find someone who you can read/pray along with. This will help you be more consistent, and provide an outlet to discuss what God is doing in your life as you read.
5. Pray as you read. The Holy Spirit is what makes the Bible come alive in our hearts and minds. Ask God to show you truth in the scriptures before, during, and after your Bible reading.
6. Share what you read. Find a way to share even a small truth from your daily reading with someone throughout your day. Sharing scripture with others is the best advice we can ever give, and it will help us remember and apply what we have read.