bible1 Timothy 4:13 teaches that the public reading of Scripture is an important ministry in its own right. The Bible reading ought to be on the focal points of our weekly gatherings. As such, the Bible reader should be well prepared and have practiced the reading in advance. Prior to the hearing of the Bible, it is often appropriate to pray a prayer for the hearing of God's word.

For more information, see Reading the Bible together and
Prayers in preparation for the ministry of God’s Word.

See also this article on the marginalisation of Scripture.

For Reading Out Loud by Clifford Warne and Paul White

For Reading Out Loud - Understanding what you read


Phrasing and Pauses

Wrong Ideas about Phrasing
Restricting Phrases
Non-restricting Phrases
The Pause - A valuable tool


When Reading Aloud