Why Daily Bible Reading?

Deuteronomy 6:6-9  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: {7} And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. {8} And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. {9} And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 

Proverbs 8:30,34  then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, {34}  Blessed is the man that heareth Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors. 

Luke 11:3  Give us day by day our daily bread.
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 

Acts 17:11  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Hebrews 3:13  But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 

Acts 5:42  And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 

Acts 2:46  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 

Luke 9:23  And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Psalm 5:3  My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. 

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Isaiah 50:4  The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens -- wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. 

Acts 19:9  When some stubbornly refused to believe and spoke evil of the Way before the congregation, he left them, taking the disciples with him, and argued daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. 

Acts 17:17  Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. 

Luke 19:47  And He taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy Him, 


Pray Daily

Psalm 55:17   Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.

Psalm 61:8   So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psalm 72:15   And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

Psalm 86:3   Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

Psalm 88:9   Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Prompted by God's Will

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 98. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God [m] for things agreeable to his will [n], in the name of Christ [o], with confession of our sins [p], and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies [q].

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q.93.  [Where is the will of God declared?]
The moral law is the declaration of the will of God to mankind, directing and binding every one to personal, perfect, and perpetual conformity and obedience thereunto, in the frame and disposition of the whole man, soul and body [p], and in performance of all those duties of holiness and righteousness which he oweth to God and man [q]: promising life upon the fulfilling, and threatening death upon the breach of it [r].

Q.95. Of what use is the moral law to all men?
A. The moral law is of use to all men, to inform them of the holy nature and the will of God [v], and of their duty, binding them to walk accordingly [w]; to convince them of their disability to keep it, and of the sinful pollution of their nature, hearts, and lives [x]: to humble them in the sense of their sin and misery [y], and thereby help them to a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ [z], and of the perfection of his obedience [a].

Q.157. [Where is the will of God revealed?]
A. The holy Scriptures [which] are to be read with an high and reverent esteem of them [z]; with a firm persuasion that they are the very Word of God [a], and that he only can enable us to understand them [b]; with desire to know, believe, and obey the will of God revealed in them [c]; with diligence [d], and attention to the matter and scope of them [e]; with meditation [f], application [g], self-denial [h], and prayer [i].

Pray Without Ceasing

God's Word Without Ceasing

Psalm 119:97 O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.