iRecite is a Bible memorization program founded by a small group in Orlando, Florida. Lifestreams Media founder Chris Lang has been actively involved. During a difficult time in 2011, he was looking for hope and “happened” to see the testimony of Roger Morneau. A year later, iRecite was born. Since then, other groups have formed in the US and Canada. While iRecite is a group process, its heart is a personal, daily experience!
One of Roger Morneau’s legacies to Christianity was demonstrating the power of Scripture memorization in his every day life. Among more than 2,200 verses memorized, Roger’s favorite passage was Matthew 27:24-54 – what he referred to as the “Power Passage.”
In an age of super computers, smart phones, tablets and Siri, who would ever think they should need to memorize anything, right? We can instantly access any Bible verse without ever having to internalize the ancient Scriptures for ourselves. But in Bible times, the dynamic of the “oral tradition” required people to memorize whole passages so that they could recite them to others. Through this personal discipline, the Scriptures were powerful and relevant in the public square. That’s the mission of iRecite – to resurrect this oral tradition while fostering deeper relationships with God and each other!
- What Is it? – A monthly accountability group where members recite Bible passages.
- What Results? – The mind expands to grasp deeper truths and functions at a higher level in one’s career and family life while experiencing more of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- What Ages? – Any age or personality can do it! We’ve had members from ages 8 to 80!
- Suggestions – Memorize a minimum of 10 verses/month (consecutive – for context), use a translated version, not a paraphrase, practice reciting out loud, share what God taught you while memorizing. See Tips For the Journey.
In 2013, Chris Lang had the opportunity to share his life story through a speaking series in Canada titled: “Recite Your Story.” Every talk includes various stories about his journey, Scripture recitations and thoughts about the relevance of the Bible today. You can listen to and download his talks here.