Reading the Bible and praying each day are important next steps to take. These activities are referred to as private spiritual disciplines, because they are actions you take on your own to grow in your relationship with God.

Hearing from God through the Bible and talking to God through prayer aren’t just “Christian chores” that we have to do for God. These are daily opportunities for us to be with our Heavenly Father and experience His great love for us.  

Begin Reading the Bible

▹Purchase a Bible and/or download the YouVersion Bible App. Use a readable version like CSB (Christian Standard Bible) or NLT (New Living Translation).

▹Use a Daily Bible Reading Plan to help you stay on track. Find plans at bible.com/reading-plans.

▹Develop a consistent routine of when and where you read.

Begin Praying

▹Remember that prayer is talking to God—be yourself and talk to Him as your loving Heavenly  Father. You don’t need to use fancy words or say a lot.

▹The A.C.T.S. method for prayer is helpful to follow: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication

When you wake up, go to bed, at meals, and in the car are natural times in your day to talk with God through prayer.

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