Pray {& Read} Through the Bible in 100 Days

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If you are sick and tired of feeling so dreadfully busy and are looking for a one-point plan to help restore order to your life, this is the best advice I know: devote yourself to the Word of God and prayer. Kevin DeYoung from Crazy Busy.

Would you like to make God and His Word a priority? I’ve been feeling the nudge of the Holy Spirit to read through the entire Bible again. I hope you’ll join me!

If you’ve read my blog for several years now, you may remember that I read the Bible in 90 Days about 3 times in previous years. For me, the quicker pace offers me more motivation. I have fizzled out multiple times when doing the full year of reading the Bible, but for some reason, reading it faster helps me to get it in.

It does take a bigger time commitment. I have told folks to plan on 45 minutes up to an hour DAILY for your Bible reading. And for me, my reading the Bible like this is a gift to the Lord from me. It is something I can do FOR Him that will also help me grow closer to Him. Reading it more quickly helps you to see the bigger picture as well.

There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. Charles Spurgeon

What is Praying the Bible in 100 Days?

First of all, it is READING the ENTIRE Bible.

Secondly, we will PRAY before we read, as we read and after we read. Praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us and comfort us through His Word as we dedicate our hearts to this plan allows Him to do His work in us!

Thirdly, find phrases in each day’s passage that you can PRAY for your own life or your family. Any of the verses I have shared in the past will give you an example. When you read in Genesis about God’s creation, thank Him for the beauty around you. When you read in Exodus about the Israelites in captivity, thank Him for freeing your soul from sin. In the Psalms we can pray along with David the joys and trials of life in Christ.

A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. Charles Spurgeon

Praying the Bible in 100 Days Details

  • Starting date January 1st
  • Ending date April 10th (or whenever you finish!!)
  • Printable schedule of verses in PDF below
  • I will NOT be posting daily on the blog. I will have 4 scheduled blog posts (with link ups) if you wish to join us!
  • Follow the hashtag #prayingthescriptures on Instagram (and other social media) to add your pictures as well as follow ours!

Commit to Join Us

Reading a Bible plan such as this takes commitment. Maybe you’ve made it a goal in 2015 to get in God’s Word more. This is a perfect way to do that.

Here’s several ways you can commit, choose one! 

  1. Leave a comment below. I will make a list and PRAY DAILY for each person who comments below that they are joining us.
  2. Join us on Instagram with the hashtag #prayingthescriptures and add your own Bible pics or prayers or Scriptures.
  3. Add pictures, verses, quotes or anything that God speaks to you with the same hashtag as we read throughout this process!
  4. I will not be posting daily about this on the blog. However, I will have a few blog posts throughout the process and will share those dates with you in about a week when we have our first LINK UP.

Link Up: If you are a blogger and wish to join us, on Friday, January 2nd, we will have a link up for anyone who is committing to join us. You can post anything you like about this plan – link back to this post, share with others about your commitment. Accountability is a GREAT way to ensure that we STICK THIS OUT.

On the day of the first link up (Jan. 2nd) I will share the remaining dates for the blog posts about Praying through the Bible in 100 Days.

Closed Facebook Group

Update: I have created a closed Facebook group for this challenge!

Another Update: You do NOT have to friend me, just click to “join” this group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523046317969781/

The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation. Dwight L. Moody

Print your 100 Day Reading Schedule

Days 1 to 50 PDF

Praying Through the Bible Days 1 to 50

Days 51 to 100 PDF

Praying through the Bible Day 51 to 100

 

I hope you will prayerfully consider joining us in making God and His Word a priority in 2015!! Blessings to each of you in the New Year!

Do you have more questions about this plan? Leave them in the comments below!

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of HIs love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

147 thoughts on “Pray {& Read} Through the Bible in 100 Days”

  1. I will be doing this and am considering making a family thing with my husband and 11 your old son and just turned 13 year old daughter. I was thinking we could read together out loud each night after dinner.

  2. I’ve been struggling lately to stop and pray and forget about reading the Bible. I knew I wanted to take the opportunity of the “fresh start” of the new year to be recommitted to a close relationship with God. Loving the thought of this!

    1. Kirsten, I hope you will join us! If you struggle with remembering, maybe set an alarm on your phone? Or write in on your planner? Also, if you’re on Instagram or Facebook you can follow or friend me there and we can encourage one another! 🙂 Be sure to look for the hashtag #prayingthescriptures

  3. I am going to do this. I am nervous though, but I’m still going to do it. I’ve never read the bible entirely but I’m so hungry to hear from God. Thank you also for your free printibles 🙂 its really awesome and appreciated

    1. Nicole, you can do this!!! I will be praying for you daily! Are you on Instagram or Facebook or anything? Follow or friend me there and we can encourage one another. 🙂

      1. Thank you very much. I am following you in Pintrest and instagram. I believe God brought me to your blog and I’m hoping I can use it to help me find the light in my darkness. Thank you again <3

    1. Yay! I’m so glad!! And Ben is officially our first teen AND first male participant! 🙂 You will have to tell me how it goes with him doing the reading. Maybe you should post about your progress with a teenager. 🙂

  4. I will be joining you!! I may have to get through it a tiny bit sooner than 100 days. We have a new baby boy due in March so I definitely need as much grace as possible adjusting to having two wild little boys. 🙂

    1. Amanda — how exciting!! I’m adding you to my prayer list! Thank you for joining us! I’ve joined the 90 day plan in the past and finished in 87 or 88 days…so it can be done!!

  5. I will be joining in the 100 days of reading the Bible. Really need and want to hear from God. I feel lost and need His direction.

    1. Tawana, I’m glad you are joining us. I think making a commitment to the Lord in times of seeking Him and not feeling Him as close are a GREAT way for the Lord to get ahold of your heart. I am praying for you!!

  6. I will be joining! I did the Read The Bible in 90 Days at the end of 2012. Then in 2013 I did a 180 day plan. This year I just read from a devotional because I was pregnant most of the year and didn’t have the energy to get up at my usual time. I’ve been thinking about a reading plan for 2015 when I saw this post! Can’t wait to join other ladies this time around!

  7. I’m absolutely doing this! Like you, I always fizzle on the 1 year plans. I think a full immersion cram session is just the ticket!

  8. I’ve just joined the Facebook group and made the commitment to take this journey with you guys! I’ve printed out the schedule too. I am very much looking forward to seeing how God will use this group to encourage and uplift each one of us as we make it a priority to join together and seek HIM first in the upcoming new year! Very excited to see where the Lord will lead… 🙂

    1. Paula, so glad to have you join us! Are you on Facebook? There is a closed, private group for those of us reading the Bible in 100 Days that I created! You could go there and pray for the member list that way! If not, I have also posted one picture on instagram of my written list in my prayer journal, though there are already about 20 more names! 🙂 Let me know if you’re not on Facebook and I will send you a list by email!

  9. Hi, I will be joining you, too! I’ve been struggling with many things and praying for God to send me where He wants me to be. I began reading the Bible again about a month ago and love the idea of joining all of you.

  10. I’ve read through the whole New Testament several times and have attempted the Old Testament but never got through it. I’ll be joining you in the 100 days of reading and praying through the Bible.

  11. Candace,
    As we start a new year, my family and I will devote ourselves to the Word of God and prayer with each of you in this awesome plan of “praying the Bible in 100 days”. God has blessed us to home-school our 2 youngest children, ages 12 & 10, we begin and end our days with prayer and reading the Bible. We are looking forward to all the blessings God accomplishes through the multitude of brothers and sisters in Christ that are devoting their hearts and time to this plan. Family through Christ, The Day’s

  12. Thank you I will sure try to do this. I really need it but being a single mother of a 21 month girl and 9year old boy, due to making a choice to leave my emotional abusive husband that do not want to sign the divorce papers, it is not easy . I am a grade 2 teacher as well, things can get quite hectic at times. Thanks for the reading plan.

  13. I will be joining you as well. I am making a conscious effort to be more positive this coming year. Also to be a better wife and mom, so this will tie in nicely! Trying to find the Facebook group but can’t.

  14. I think I’m gonna give this a try, Candace! I’ve seen your posts on Instagram and have been thinking about it for a few days. Excited to try this because I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never read through the entire Bible.

  15. Please add me to your list! I am SO looking forward to praying through the scriptures with you & the others! I love the faster pace of reading through the Bible too. Blessings!

  16. I’m so excited for this. This is the worst time of year for my depression until around March so this will be perfect timing to dive into the scriptures

  17. Thank you so much for guest posting on my site about this! After some consideration and prayer, I’m going to be joining you. Thanks for putting it together! I sent a join request for the fb group.

  18. I am joining in the Bible reading…I have usually done one year or more to read but feel a pull to saturate my mind in God’s Word.

  19. Hi there! I saw a post from a FB friend in another state no less… Indicating her plan to do this. I like many other people, want to make the word a priority. Not going to lie, I get kind of “stuck” when i get into the OT. But I am DETERMINED to let God show me the way and know him more and more! So IAM IN!!❤️

  20. I did the reading for day 1 today, just to make sure it was really do-able. I’m in! And am so excited for this concentrated time in the Word. Thank you so much for the motivation and printables!

  21. This is awesome – and I DO want to join in with the others in reading the Bible in 100 days!! It will be a great way for me to get back into daily reading the Bible; and I will add it to the devotion booklet I pick up at church for my daily reading, studying and prayer time…and my prayer is that I can continue to do this ALL YEAR and not let it go before the end of the first month or two!!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful link for all of us to be able to read the same scriptures – and have a place to comment and share our perspectives or thoughts on that scripture. Prayers for ALL who are joining!

  22. very blessed to have come across your site.. I will be joining you in the 100 days of praying and praying for accountability. Let’s help one another. Happy New year to us all! GOD bless us all 🙂

  23. Thank you for this challenge. This is something I know I really need, it will be difficult once the 5th comes as I work two jobs and sometimes I’m lucky to have 2 hours in the day for anything other than work, but I am going to try my hardest. I need to be saturated in the word right now.

  24. I am joining you in reading the Bible in 100 days! I pray that I can keep up. Having a group of us should help keep us motivated! 🙂

  25. I’m so looking forward to this…..it will be amazing to see what will happen when this many women(&men) read the Bible together and pray.

  26. Candace, I am excited to join you even though I am joining late. Not a great way to start but I feel led to do so. Thank you so much for your encouragement in staying in the scriptures. God bless!

  27. Looking forward to reading through the Bible with you this session. I’ve tried the Bible in 90 days and read through OT and stopped – summer arrived. I hope to remain faithful to this effort regardless that it may take me more than 100 days!

  28. I recently joined Pinterest again and came across this posting. I am happy that I have a goal to accomplish and I won’t be doing it alone. Thank you for that information and am looking forward to reading!

  29. I know that I’m late to this 100 days plan. I have been searching for something and struggling with mental health. I found this plan from Pinterest and when I looked around your website and saw the posts on depression, I started crying. Thank you Candace! I feel like I’ve found what I was searching for!

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