Reading the Bible and praying are central to the Christian way of life, giving us ways to communicate with God. On this page you can find lots of resources to help you engage with Scripture and with praying individually or as part of a group.
The Bible Project is a growing website based in America which provides really exceptional audio-visual Biblical learning resources. It is mostly aimed at personal use by people seeking to grow their knowledge and understanding of Scripture but many of the resources can be downloaded and used within a group setting. Their videos and booklets are really engaging and offer a way to develop an understanding of the Bible that takes complex topics and presents them in a way that's accessible to all.
Pray as you go is an app-based daily Bible reading and reflection. It is very popular with a wide range of Christians due to its thought-provoking meditations combined with beautiful music which gives time for peaceful personal prayer. It also offers instruction in traditional spiritual practices such as Lectio Divina (the meditative reading of Scripture) and the Ignatian Examen.
Lectio 365 is a new resource from Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 Prayer, founded on the principle of Lectio Divina (medititation on a passage of Scripture). It offers a daily Bible reading and reflection based on themes such as The Vision is Jesus and Pilgrimage of the Soul. As well as the readings, there is also Morning and Evening prayer and access to other 24-7 prayer resources.
YouVersion may be the world's most popular Bible app. It gives you access to the whole Bible on your phone, with over sixty different translations. Plus it features a huge array of additional podcasts, videos, and study material. You can save your progress and read along with friends & family remotely. Over half a billion people have downloaded the app so far. There is a huge amount to explore and discover, accessible to users of all ages.
The below list features some other great resources for praying and reading the Bible alone or as part of a group: