Time alone with the Lord is a must for a Christian wanting to grow in faith. Reading your Bible is a HUGE part of that. Prayer is also an essential part of Spiritual growth. These Free Bible reading plans include both for a win-win in your faith walk.
I remember learning how to read the Bible. Finding the right place to begin or finding topics that spoke to me was really tough!
Now, there are soooo many free Scripture reading plans you can choose from. Literally you can find them on any topic under the sun.
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Printable Bible Reading Plans
There are many types of Bible reading plans:
- 1 Year Bible Reading Plans
- Bible reading plan for beginners
- A Bible reading plan for the year
- Chronological Bible reading plans
You will only know which type works best for you through trial and error.
What is a Good Bible Reading Plan for Beginners?
I have been reading the Bible as an almost daily discipline for over 20 years. BUT, when I began, it was such a struggle! I would randomly pick something in the Bible and read it, then pick something else the next day. Then be so confused I would just give up for a bit.
Until religious guilt got the best of me and I tried again. This dance went on for years.
- One Year Bible Reading Plans
- Chronological Bible Reading Plans
- Topical Free Reading Plans
I tried them all.
For me, the Bible reading plans One Year style either through the Bible from G – R or Chronological were overwhelming.
Finally, I found that topical plans helped me stay focused. Then I found Beginner Bible reading plans and was able to breathe.
What Are the Different Bible Reading Plans?
If you are new to Scripture reading plans, picking a good daily Bible reading plan also can be challenging.
The best Bible reading plans will vary from person to person.
- Bible Gateway reading plans are mostly free and online.
- They tend to be through the bible reading plans yearly. Just a word to the wise.
- UVersion Reading Plans are diverse.
- You can go through an entire book or a topic.
- You could pick one with a devotional to explain things or just read the Bible.
But what is the difference between a yearly and daily plan?
- A yearly plan will be a big chunk of Scripture. Usually many chapters at a time from both the Old and New Testament.
- A daily plan might still go from Genesis to Revelation, but it will be broken into smaller chunks.
- A verse a day or a small section of Scripture a day is the general style here.
Actually, there is more to explain than just the difference between yearly and daily Scripture reading plans. There are also:
- Just lists of Bible verses to read
- If you just want time alone with the LORD, just a list of Bible verses is best.
- This is a verse or set of verses with someone elses thoughts after spending time with the Lord.
- A devotional or series can be great to help you better understand a text that is tricky.
- Bible studies
- In other seasons you need a guided hand to walk you through a topic or passage. A Bible study does just that.
- This is completely someone elses thoughts after spending time with the Lord. They then share their insights and invite you to think it through more deeply.
Free Bible Reading Plan PDF
At Hope Joy in Christ, I share daily Bible reading plans rather than yearly plans. Topical plans.
BUT… I am working on a BIG project. A new Bible Study About Prayer. While researching the topic I gathered over 300 Bible Verses.
Soooo I pulled them all together into 12 Bible reading plans printable by month and topic for you!
Prayer Bible Reading Plan Printables
Click below to download the plan for the specific month. As we go there will be more resources added to each month’s page. Also, if you get into the study and realize there are resources you need, leave me a comment and I’ll find them for you to help!
- January Scripture Reading Plan
- What is prayer?
- February Verses To Read
- A clear picture of God and Character for prayer.
- March Bible Reading and Writing Plan
- How to pray: The heart matters.
- April Reading and Journaling Plan
- How to pray: Logistics.
- May Scripture Reading Plan on Prayer
- Hindrances to prayer.
- June Daily Reading Plan
- What to pray about.
- July Verses To Read Daily
- More of what to pray about.
- August Scripture Reading Plan
- Add power to your prayer life.
- September Free Reading Plan
- A look at the prayers of the Saints.
- October Verse Reading Plan
- More prayers of the Saints.
- November Daily Reading Plan
- Fasting and prayer verses.
- December Scripture Reading Plan
- Powerful prayer tools.
Other Topical Reading Plans in the Resource Library
There are several other printable Scripture reading plans.
- 30-Day Reading Plan on Joy
- This is done devotional style.
- However, there is a list of verses for you to explore.
- Also, there are journaling pages and coloring pages and bookmarks to help you think through the topic of joy.
- 40-Day Reading Plan on Being Still
- There is a eading guide at the end with links to daily devotional for each.
- There are well over 40 instances of the phrase, “Be Still” in Scripture. We just explore a few to help learn to live out this principle.
- 40-Day Reading Plan through Anxiety
- As a person who suffers with anxiety, these 40 verses help me grow and stay strong.
- 30-Day Marriage Devotional Series
- In this 30 day devotional series, I invited other experts in the field of marriage counceling to share the best advice they have learned from Scripture to help others.
Get the printable versions with lots of extra goodies, journaling pages, and coloring pages in the resource library!
Need More Than Just Bible Reading Plans?
If you come here wondering, “What order I should read the Bible in?” or “How do I set up a Bible reading plan,” maybe you are a beginner and just need a good set of Bible reading plans…
But if you are more mature or just want to go deeper… Join the Bible Study About Prayer!!!! It will launch in January 2023 and you can be on the waiting list now to be sure you don’t miss it.
in HIS love,