What is Public Reading of Scripture (PRS)?

Public Reading of Scripture (PRS) is the biblical practice of listening to the Bible together.

(1 Timothy 4:13)

Why do PRS?

Through PRS, Bible reading is more sustainable and enjoyable.

(Revelation 1:3, Matthew 4:4)

Why read the Bible?

God uses His Word to equip His people to do His will.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17, Deuteronomy 8:3)

3 Steps for Successful Bible Listening

Belong to a PRS Group
Ecclesiastes 4:12, Luke 4:16

Set an Annual Goal
Proverbs 21:5, 1 Corinthians 9:26

Track and Share It
Proverbs 27:17, 1 Timothy 4:15

How much Bible to read each year through public and private reading?

Old Testament

77 hours
1-2 Times

New Testament

21 Hours
2-4 Times


6 Hours
2-4 Times
That equals 2.5–4.8 hours per week or 125–225 hours per year!

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.

Hebrews 1:1-2