Why do the Public Reading of Scripture?

By reading and listening to Scripture together through the Public Reading of Scripture (PRS), Bible reading is more sustainable and enjoyable.

Reading the Bible is like Eating Food

1Scripture is spiritual food

Matthew 4:4
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Deuteronomy 8:3
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.

2Usually, we eat food together

1 Thessalonians 5:27
I command you in the name of the Lord to read this letter to all the brothers and sisters.

Nehemiah 8:1-3
All the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded for Israel.
So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand. He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.

3Enjoy Regularly and Lifelong

Psalm 1:2
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Luke 4:16
When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.

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

Old Testament

77 hours

1-2 times

New Testament

21 hours

2-3 times


6 hours

2-3 times

That equals 2.5–4 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

The Public Reading of Scripture App

With built-in reading plans, embedded videos, and high-quality production, this app makes the public reading of Scripture easier than ever before.

Experience a virtual public reading of Scripture by joining one of our weekly groups via Zoom.