Support recitation. Be a reciter.
Begin by choosing the type of passage you’d like to recite—a story with special meaning, a clarifying teaching, or a passage of praise that resonates with your heart. Once you’ve chosen a text, set a recitation date. Talk to your pastor or coordinator and give yourself at least a month to prepare.
Now focus on analyzing, understanding, and memorizing your passage. Use the “Verses Bible Memory” app for memorization, and practice reciting out loud. Join a study group or use the Bible study available at byheart.org to help you understand the original intent of your passage.
Say It: Speak the Word with Confidence & Clarity
With your passage prepared, it’s time to share it on stage. Practice at least once, including your introduction, and assign someone in the front row to prompt you if necessary.
On recitation day, you’ll be ready. Use this checklist for
a successful experience:
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Others have felt the same way. Here are some stories from people like you that will grow your confidence.
“The real gain for me personally is always in the study leading up to the recitation…”
“It wasn’t onerous or difficult, it was exciting!”
“Being very prepared takes a lot of the nervousness out of public speaking…”
“I always considered memorization a relatively private thing…”
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