Five Days to Learn to Pray with the Bible

Every day, for 5 days you will receive a video to help you start learning to read the Bible, and discover the Word of God!


Be Inspired, be motivated, be fired up, be shaken, set your heart ablaze! Let God's Love transform you through His Words.

A Love Letter

Saint Gregory the Great wrote that the Bible is a love letter addressed to us by God, it is meant to fascinate us. Have you ever exchanged love messages with someone else via text or email? 

And when you do receive one such message, don't you have to read it immediately?

What would happen were we to treat the Bible as we treat our mobile phone? Were we to always carry it with us, or at least a small, pocket-sized Gospel, what would happen? [...] Were we to read God's messages contained in the Bible as we read telephone messages, what would happen? [...] Indeed, if we had God's Word always in our heart, no temptation could separate us from God, and no obstacle could divert us from the path of good (Pope Francis, in his noon address of March 5th, 2017 for the prayer of the Angelus)

And from now on, we make it easy for you to read the Bible! 

Not sure where to start to read the Bible?  

Here is a step-by-step road map that will lead you to a prayerful reading of the Holy Scriptures, in a structured and fruitful format. 

The Retreat Program

In a series of 5 short videos, you will discover a method to learn to read the Bible and pray with the Word of God one day at a time.

VIDEO 1 – Rationale of Bible reading

VIDEO 2 – The keys to successful Bible reading

VIDEO 3 – Step-by-Step approach

VIDEO 4 – Listening and responding to God

VIDEO 5 – Congratulations! You tried it! It works! 

Disclaimer: This does not pretend to be a scientifically tested method. It is a guide to learn to pray with the Holy Scriptures. 

Who Created this method?

Father Jonas Abib, the founder of the Canção Nova community, devised this method. Since its inception in 1978, it has been translated into 6 languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Slovenian, and Korean. 

His book is also the genesis of the Community that lives off God's Word. 

Who Are We? 

 The CN Media Team is part of the Communauté Chant Nouveau (Canção Nova), which has been based in the diocese of Toulon (France) since 2005. 

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Prayer from the retreat

Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And let us not enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen