“It’s always the right message each day for me.” —Lorenzo Doss, Cornerback, Denver Broncos
I play football, but I have to practice and I have to study to get better. You do the same thing as a Christian.“ —Charles Tillman, Cornerback, Carolina Panthers
Sunday, February 7, will be the biggest day of the year in American sports. And, although the top two teams in American football are facing off as rivals on the field, several players from both sides share a love for the Bible. Now, thanks to YouVersion partner The Increase, listen to some of the players from today’s game telling why they love the Bible App:
Bonus: Media Day Video!
Thanks to our friends at fspn, we’ve just added a bonus video, featuring players from both the Panthers and the Broncos, talking even more about their love for the Bible at the pre-game Media Day:
Spread the Word.
Just like you, these guys love being able to connect with God’s Word anytime, anywhere with the Bible App. Whether it’s sharing the Verse of the Day, adding Bookmarks, or listening to audio Bibles, we’re all part of the same global community of people seeking God through His Word.
NFL athletes like Matt Hasselbeck, Josh and Luke McCown, and Brandon Marshall, and MLB stars like Adam Wainwright, Brett Carroll, Paul Maholm (to name just a few) all share life lessons they’ve learned through their favorite Bible passages.
We live in an extraordinary age. All over the world, people are looking for meaning, seeking answers to life’s big questions. Inevitably, that means many will be discovering the Bible for the first time. The fact that half of the world’s population now has a mobile subscription (up from just one in five 10 years ago) — means that God has entrusted our generation with a historic opportunity:
To one day meet each person with a Bible, wherever they are.
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Of course, when people first encounter the Bible, they can only read it (or listen to it) if they can find it in a language they know. More than a billion people still don’t have the full story of God’s Word in their own language. And of these, 2,000 language communities don’t even have Bible translations started. Thankfully, YouVersion’s visionary Bible society partners are actively working on new translations…and then sharing those Bibles — for free — through the Bible App and at Bible.com:
We’re leveraging technology to equip this generation to be the most Bible-engaged people in history. Why? Because we’re convinced that when you invest in reading or listening to Scripture, it has the power to change your life. We know it does… because we’re seeing it happen all over the world.
I felt like when I read it, it was speaking TO me, instead of me just reading the pages of a book. That was the beginning of a whole new life for me.
It’s something that gets inside you and changes you from the inside out. —Scott Toronto, Canada
All around the world, people are hungry for hope. And God’s Word remains just as relevant, meaningful, and powerful as it has for thousands of years. In Matthew 6:9–13, Jesus taught His disciples a simple model for how they could reach out to the Father every day. Even today, people still recite Jesus’ words — what we know as “The Lord’s Prayer” — for comfort, provision, and direction for their lives.
We hope you’ll enjoy this short video from the Church of England, “Just Pray,” showing the profound power that these words still carry:
The Lord’s Prayer
“Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9–13, NASB
Share the Video
Please let your friends know about Just Pray and their amazing video of the Lord’s Prayer.
Just Pray shows a live feed of Tweets, Instagrams, and Vines that use the hashtag #JustPray. Post your prayer with the hashtag, then visit Just Pray’s website to see what other people around the world are praying for…and let them know you’re praying with them. We’d also love for you to post your prayers below in the comments so that our global YouVersion community can pray for and encourage one another.
It’s November 23, International Day of the Bible. Remember to join us at noon (your local time) to read, listen, or watch passages from the Bible together. And be sure to share the Word you’re enjoying on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Use #BibleCelebration in your posts to help your Friends and followers discover this special day.
For your convenience, we’ve even included some example text below, along with a shareable Verse Image of the theme Scripture for International Day of the Bible: