Read the Bible More as a Mom

The MomCo Staff

There’s no denying that life as a mom is busy! Between drop offs, pick ups, meal prep, cleaning, and the million other tasks that fill our days, sitting down to read the Bible often falls by the wayside. But investing time in God’s Word is so important, especially during the tiring, chaotic seasons of motherhood. Reading Scripture renews our spirits, fills us with wisdom for parenting, and reminds us of God’s love and presence amidst the daily grind.  

In this post, we’ll explore **10 practical ways that moms can read the Bible more** – even with jam-packed schedules. You’ll discover tips for incorporating Scripture into your existing routines, memorizing key verses, and getting support. Most importantly, you’ll find inspiration and encouragement to nourish your soul in God’s Word as you nurture your kids. Let’s dive in! 


Set Aside Time 

A great way to start reading the Bible more as a busy mom is to set aside 10-15 minutes each morning to read a short passage or chapter. Finding time can be difficult with young kids, but starting your day with Bible reading helps set a positive tone for the rest of the day.  

Here are some tips for finding time to read the Bible in the morning: 

  • Wake up 10-15 minutes earlier than your kids. Use this quiet time to read a chapter while drinking your coffee. 
  • Read during your kids’ naptime or quiet playtime. Bring your Bible into their room or play area and sneak in a quick reading. 
  • Read while you eat breakfast or get ready in the morning before the kids wake up.  
  • Wake up before your spouse and kids and use the alone time to connect with God. 
  • If your kids wake up early, read aloud to them from a children’s Bible or storybook. It’s a win-win! 

Setting aside consistent time, even just 10-15 minutes, makes it much more likely you’ll keep up a daily Bible reading habit. Starting your day reading God’s Word helps you focus on what matters most and provides strength and guidance for the challenges of motherhood. 


Read With Your Kids  

Reading the Bible with your kids is a great way to model the importance of faith and spend meaningful time together. Choose an age-appropriate children’s Bible, so you can go through key stories from Scripture in a way your kids will understand and enjoy.  

There are many good children’s Bibles to choose from. The Jesus Storybook Bible tells popular stories from the Old and New Testament in child-friendly language. The Beginner’s Bible features vibrant illustrations to captivate young readers. For older kids, the NIV Adventure Bible brings biblical tales to life in comic book style. 

Go through these storybooks together, taking time to discuss what your kids think about each narrative. Ask them questions to gauge their comprehension and relate the messages to your family’s faith. Make it an engaging time of learning Bible lessons and bonding. Your kids will treasure reading Scripture with mom, and it will teach them so much about God’s love. 


Listen While Multitasking 

One great way for busy moms to fit more Bible reading into their day is by listening to audio Bibles while multitasking. With a good audio version, you can absorb Scripture while folding laundry, making dinner, driving carpool, or running errands. This allows you to saturate your mind with God’s word even amid chaotic schedules. 

Some top audio Bible apps and formats include: 

  • The Bible App from YouVersion – Offers over 1,200 audio versions in over 1,200 languages. You can create customized playlists to listen to the Bible in segments. 
  • – Provides over 1,200 audio Bibles in over 1,000 languages. Listen online or download for offline use. You can adjust speed and create shareable Bible listening links. 
  • BibleGateway – Choose from over 150 audio Bibles in over 70 languages to stream online or download.  
  • Faith Comes by Hearing – Free app with audio Bibles performed by professional voice actors with sound effects and music.  
  • Audible – Purchase professional audiobook versions of the Bible to listen across devices. 
  • Local church apps – Many churches provide their own audio Bibles to follow along with preaching and reading plans. 

Listening to the Bible on-the-go is an easy way for busy moms to soak in Scripture amid the chaos of daily life. With so many audio versions and apps available, you can easily find an option that fits your needs and schedule. Just queuing up an audio Bible while doing mindless tasks or driving can help plant God’s word deep in your heart. 


Follow a Reading Plan  

Following a Bible reading plan can provide much-needed structure and consistency to reading God’s Word as a busy mom. With little free time between caring for kids, managing the household, and other responsibilities, it’s easy to neglect daily Bible reading. But taking the time for Scripture is vital to our spiritual growth and equipping us for the challenges of parenting. A reading plan creates accountability and guides you methodically through the Bible.  

There are many types of reading plans that can work for moms: 

  • Yearly plans – These allow you to read through the entire Bible over the course of a year. You just need to read a little each day, perfect for fitting into small pockets of time. The M’Cheyne plan is a classic one-year plan. 
  • Topical plans – Focus on specific topics or books of the Bible. For example, read the gospels over Lent or studying women of the Bible. Helpful for studying God’s Word on parenting and marriage. 
  • Devotional plans – Combine daily Scripture reading with devotionals tying it into everyday life as a mom. Check out [She Reads Truth]( and [Adorned]( for devotionals for moms seeking to apply the Bible. 
  • Chronological plans – Read biblical events in order as they occurred. Provide helpful context while going from Genesis to Revelation. The [Read Scripture]( app has a good chronological plan. 

With many free reading plans just a click away, there’s no reason not to start one today. Consistency is key – set reminders and make your plan part of your daily routine. God’s Word is a light unto our path, so let’s walk in it together by following a reading plan tailor-made for moms! 


Join a Study Group 

Joining a Bible study group with other moms can provide fellowship, accountability and encouragement in your faith. Studying the Bible together reinforces that you’re not alone in this journey of motherhood and Christian living.  

Look for a Bible study group that fits your schedule and interests. Many churches offer women’s groups that meet weekly or monthly to discuss scripture. You could also search online for a virtual community of moms studying the Bible together in Facebook groups, apps like Fruitful, or dedicated sites like Moms in Prayer International. Some popular, structured studies for moms include Beth Moore and Kelly Minter’s video series. 

The accountability and friendships formed in a Bible study group help motivate you to keep up with the readings and lessons. You can learn from other moms who are also trying to balance parenting with growing spiritually. And you’ll discover how God’s word applies to your daily life as a mother. With the support of a group, you’re more likely to study the Bible consistently. Pray and ask God to lead you to a study group that will strengthen your faith. 


Memorize Key Verses 

Memorizing Scripture is an impactful spiritual discipline for busy moms. When you commit Bible verses to memory, you are able to access God’s truth at any moment of the day. This allows you to meditate on His word when driving carpools, cooking dinner, or lying awake at night. Memorization also helps children see their mom modeling a love for God’s word. 

Here are some tips for memorizing verses: 

  • Repeat the verse out loud multiple times, focusing on small sections at a time. Breaking it into pieces makes it more manageable.  
  • Write the verse on index cards and place them around your home and car. Refer to them throughout the day. 
  • Record yourself or someone else reading the verse and listen to it when driving or exercising. Hearing it repeatedly will cement it in your mind. 
  • Teach the verse to your kids and quiz each other to see who can recite it the fastest. Turn it into a fun family activity. 

Key verses for moms to start with include: 

  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) 
  • “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) 
  • “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) 
  • “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) 

By making Scripture memory part of your daily routine, you’ll be amazed at how God uses his word to encourage, strengthen and guide you in motherhood. The effort is infinitely worth it. 


Meditate and Apply 

Reading the Bible is important, but we must also take time to meditate on what we read and apply it to our lives. Meditation helps us reflect more deeply on the meaning of Scripture and how it relates to our daily lives and responsibilities as moms. 

When reading a passage, take a few moments to pause and ponder the key messages. Ask yourself, “What is God teaching me here? How can I apply this to my role as a parent?” Thinking through these reflective questions will help Scripture permeate your mind and heart. 

For example, Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” As moms, we can meditate on this verse and ask ourselves, “How can I train up my kids to love God and walk in his ways?” Then we can apply it by being intentional about modeling godly character and teaching biblical truth in our homes.   

Setting aside time to meditate on God’s Word and think through how to live it out is key. Application puts our faith into action. It’s not enough to just read the Bible; we need to actively practice what it says. As we do this, God’s Word will transform our minds and equip us to become the moms our kids need. 


Pray for Guidance  

Before sitting down to read the Bible, say a quick prayer asking God for guidance, wisdom and understanding. Even a simple prayer like “Speak Lord, your servant is listening,” or “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your word” is enough to invite the Holy Spirit into your reading time. Don’t just rush into reading without pausing to pray.  

Try praying something like this: 

“Lord, as I read your word today, I ask that you would open my heart and mind to hear what you want to say to me. Give me fresh insight and perspective. Help me understand how your truth applies to my life as a busy mom. Teach me how I can honor you today in how I care for my family and interact with others. Use your living and active word to transform me more into the image of Christ, for your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.” 

God knows what you need to hear each day, and he can guide you to exactly the right passage. The Bible promises that the Holy Spirit will teach us and reveal God’s truths to us. As you pray for guidance, trust that God will illuminate your understanding as you read. Approach the Bible with an open and prayerful heart, eager to hear God’s voice through his word. He has wisdom for you today! 


Reading the Bible more consistently as a busy mom is completely doable with just a little intentionality. Here are some key tips to remember: 

  • Set aside time, even if it’s just 5-10 minutes, to read the Bible every day. Consistency is key. 
  • Get your kids involved! Let them see you reading the Bible and read it with them.  
  • Listen to the Bible on audio while multitasking. You can absorb God’s Word while doing chores, driving or exercising. 
  • Follow a Bible reading plan or use a devotional to stay on track. Many great free resources are available. 
  • Join a Bible study group for community, accountability and deeper study. Many churches and groups offer online options too. 
  • Memorize key verses. Hide God’s Word in your heart so it’s with you wherever you go. 
  • Slow down to meditate on verses. Pray about how to apply them to your life. 
  • Ask God each day to speak to you through His Word and illuminate its truth. 

The Bible is powerful and transformative. Even just a few minutes a day can renew your spirit, strengthen your faith, and bless your mothering. Try one or two tips this week and see the difference God’s Word makes in your life! 

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