Martin Luther's "Barber Questions." Martin Luther suggested to his barber, that he read a short section of the Bible, maybe even just one verse, and then ask and answer these questions:
1. What is this saying in my own words?
2. What should I thank God for?
3. What sins do I need to confess?
4. What should I ask God for?
Then close your study with a prayer based on the answers you gave to these questions. It can be very helpful to start a notebook with your thoughts on your daily Bible Study. "The palest ink is stronger than the strongest memory!"