That great saint of the 17th Century, Mme Jeanne Guyon, encouraged people to ‘pray the Scriptures’. She said that ‘praying the Scriptures’ was not judged by how much was read, but by the way it was read. She said that reading quickly was like ‘a bee skimming the surface of a flower, but ‘praying the Scriptures’ was like the bee penetrating into the depths of the flower to remove the deepest nectar.
(Campbell McAlpine)