About PRS

What is Public Reading of Scripture (PRS)?

PRS is the biblical practice of listening to the Bible together.

1 Timothy 4:13 (NIV)
Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

Why Do PRS?

Through PRS, Bible listening/reading is more successful, sustainable, and enjoyable.

Revelation 1:3 (ESV)
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Why Read and Listen to the Bible?

The Bible, God’s Word, is spiritual food. God uses His Word to equip His people to do His will.

Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
(Jesus quotes this verse in Matthew 4:4)
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

3 Steps for Successful Bible Listening/
Reading

Belong to a PRS Group

Proverbs 18:1 (NKJV)
A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.
Luke 4:16 (NKJV)
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

Set an Annual Goal

Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.

Track and Share It

Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
1 Timothy 4:15 (ESV)
Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

How Long Does It Take to Listen to the 
Whole Bible?

English

98 hours

Japanese

118 hours

Korean

85 hours

Mandarin

100 hours

Russian

90 hours

Spanish

106 hours
*Listening to Audio Drama Bibles in the PRS App

How Much Bible to Listen to Each Year?

Our Recommendation, through Public and Private Listening

Regular Group


Old Testament

77 hours
1-2 times


New Testament

21 Hours
2-4 times


Psalms

6 Hours
2-4 times
That equals 2.4-4.8 hours per week

Starter Group


Old Testament

77 hours
0.5-1 times


New Testament

21 Hours
1-2 times


Psalms

6 Hours
1-2 times
That equals 1.2-2.4 hours per week
*Listening to English Audio Drama Bible (NKJV) in the PRS App