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Bible for Everyone

“God brings supernatural growth…”

If you’re a part of the YouVersion Community, then you know we do everything we can to help you pursue God every day.

Whether that’s encouraging you with Prayer, Plans, Stories, Verse of the Day — or anything else — everything we do is centered around God’s Word.

But what if you didn’t have the Bible?

Almost a billion people don’t. It’s not simply a matter of shipping Bibles to them. The Bible literally does not exist in their heart language … yet. But you can help change that.

Some of us get to plant the seeds of God’s truth, all over the world. Others get to water what’s been planted. But it will take all of us, working together, to ensure that His Word gets to everyone.

Help us get God’s Word translated
into every language by

2033

Our Vision for 2033

95% of the world population
will have a full Bible

99.9% will have at least
the New Testament

100% will have at least
a portion of Scripture

100 of the world’s most strategic
written languages will have
at least 2 Bible translations

“But I’m just 1 person…”

And yet, what you choose to do
in this moment could impact millions:

In 4 years,
over 3.7 million dollars
has been contributed,
for 27 million people
across 16 nations.

Now that you know …
what will you do?

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1 All contributions received through the Bible for Everyone campaign will be used exclusively for the purpose of Bible translation, and spread across different, high-impact translation projects. As each project is completed, any remaining funds are then applied toward the next translation project, as selected by YouVersion and its partners.

How to Grow Spiritually

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Transforming Faith

Is your pursuit of God changing you and making you more like Jesus? When you want to grow closer to someone, you try to get to know them better. One way we can grow closer to Jesus is by exploring accounts of His ministry and teachings.

Plans are a great way to grow your habit of seeking God every day. If you’re more likely to stay consistent by having friends along on your journey, start a Plan, then select “With Friends” and invite someone to join you.

…grow [spiritually mature] in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…

2 PETER 3:18

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How to Pray: A 6-Step Guide to Prayer

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“Prayer.” When you see that word, what thoughts or images come to mind? Does talking to God come easy to you? Or do you struggle to pray?

Knowing what to say to God doesn’t always feel easy, and sometimes, prayer gets weighed down by our misconceptions about what a conversation with God should look like.

“Pray then like this…”

2,000 years ago, Jesus taught His disciples to pray like this:

Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us today the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those
who sin against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,
but rescue us from the evil one.

MATTHEW 6:9-13

This is now a famous example on how to pray. But how do we apply it to our everyday 21st-century lives?

First, we need to understand how not to pray. Before teaching the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus told His disciples, “when you pray, pray to your Father in private…” and, “do not heap up empty phrases…for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

If God already knows what we need, then prayer isn’t simply about the words we say. If we’re praying to impress people, or if we’re treating prayer like a box to check, then we’re missing out on the power of prayer.

Prayer is, and always will be, a dynamic conversation with God. When we realize this, the Lord’s Prayer becomes a freeing framework that helps us talk to God every day.

Here’s a 6-step guide to prayer that can help:

  1. Refocus on God.
  2. “Our Father in heaven, holy is Your Name …”

    Inhale deeply and focus on these words: “Our Father in heaven.”

    Slowly exhale as you say: “Holy is Your name.”

    Repeat this several times, and pay attention to any aspects of God’s character that come to mind. Spend this time focusing on how great God is.

  1. Realign your will.
  2. “Your kingdom come …”

    God has always been in the process of carrying out His will on earth. So right now, reflect on this: when you align your will with God’s will, you are actively seeking His Kingdom.

    Quiet any noise around you, and ask God to show you how you can take part in doing His will today.

  1. Release your concerns.
  2. “Give us today the food we need …”

    Imagine holding your hands out in front of you, as if you want God to put something in them. As you give God your concerns, what does He give you in return?

    List your concerns, and say them one at a time. Each time you voice a concern, try asking God to, “give us this day our daily bread.”

    Sit with this exercise for as long as you need.

  1. Repent and respond.
  2. “And forgive us … as we forgive …”

    What are you holding onto that you need to lay down? Is there anything you need to confess right now? Maybe it’s a hurt you can’t let go of, a behavior you’re struggling to change, an addiction you haven’t conquered, or a mistake you keep making.

    God invites you to come as you are, and respond to Him. Tell him whatever is on your mind, then create space to hear from Him.

  1. Request God’s protection.
  2. “… deliver us from evil …”

    We’ve all been rescued from something. What has God rescued you from?

    Thank Him for His faithfulness, and let Him know where you need help. Consider praying on behalf of other people who may also need protection. Remember that even when situations seem hopeless, there is nothing God cannot do.

  1. Rejoice and reflect.
  2. Celebrate what God has done in your life, and look for ways to worship Him throughout your day.

    Then, spend a few minutes reflecting on this time with God. What has He shown you? Consider adding anything that stands out to your YouVersion Prayer List.

Did you enjoy this prayer guide? You can get more prayer content like this by using the new Guided Prayer experience inside your YouVersion App.

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When we start to pray like Jesus did, we will start to experience intimacy with God like Jesus did. And when we let prayer shape the way we live, we start to realize that we can approach God at all times with confidence, vulnerability, and trust.

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How to Rest when You’re Called to Lead

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“… After he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone …”

MATTHEW 14:23

Just after Jesus miraculously fed (and preached to) over five thousand people, He went away by Himself to rest.

There were still people who needed healing. There were still sermons to be preached and people to be reached. But He intentionally stopped what He was doing, retreated to a remote place, and reconnected with His Father.

Jesus understood that in order to thrive in ministry, we need to regularly re-orient our lives around the One who calls us to minister.

This isn’t easy—and perhaps that’s one of the reasons why Jesus modeled it repeatedly for His disciples. But a life without rest is not sustainable. Without it, we burn out, stress out, and, ironically, we start to lose our ability to fulfill the calling on our lives.

Work without rest leads to the death of creativity, productivity, and reliability. So if you want to serve others well, you need to learn how and when to get away and refocus.

Here are 3 ways church leaders can create rhythms of rest:

  1. Manage Your Time
  2. God is the giver of every resource you have. So one way to honor God with your resources is by placing guardrails around the time He’s given you.

    You can begin by taking an inventory of your time and creating daily timeblocks for rest. Structuring your day helps you prioritize what work urgently needs to get done, and what can wait. While guardrails may at first feel constricting, they will eventually give you the freedom to prioritize the work—and the relationships—that matter the most.

    God, I easily get so caught up in what I am doing that I forget to rest. I lose track of time because I haven’t managed it wisely. Please forgive me, and change me. Help me to manage my time well—for Your glory, and for my good. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

  1. Meditate on Scripture
  2. If you’re involved in church leadership, then you know how important it is to study God’s Word every day. But sometimes, it’s easy to confuse preparing for work with investing in your own spiritual growth.

    So if you haven’t already, get in the habit of scheduling daily or weekly sessions where you simply read God’s Word. Begin this time by asking God to reveal Himself to you, and then focus on letting His words speak into your life. Keep notes of anything He shows you, and continue to reflect on them throughout your day.

    God, thank You for helping me find rest in Your presence. I want that—and I need that. So right now, I surrender my expectations for what time in Your Word should look like. Please renew my mind, heal my heart, and give me the rest I need. Amen.

  1. Make Rest Memorable
  2. After God created the world, He purposely stepped back and enjoyed His creation. By doing this, God demonstrated that resting regularly can help us see that what He accomplishes through us truly is “good.”

    Consider setting aside a day each week to do something memorable that helps you rest. This could mean turning off your phone and going to a local park, or it could look like roadtripping to one of your favorite places with people you love. Practicing intentional rest will not only make your rest more meaningful, it will also give you a deeper appreciation for the work you do and the lives you impact.

    God, thank You for demonstrating what rest looks like. I’m not always great at stepping back, so please help me with this. Use my intentional times of rest to strengthen my relationships, renew my mind, and remind me of my calling. Amen.


Ultimately, if we do not create space in our lives to rest, we will run out of space to serve the people God has asked us to serve.

To help you reclaim some rest, we’ve partnered with Church Online Platform to create a three-day audio Plan called Reset After Easter. Consider completing this Plan with your church team, and find rest in God’s Word—together.

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This week, commit to running your race well by committing to resting well. Trust God with your time and give yourself permission to step back from the work you love in order to love the One who called you to your work.

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A Journey Through Luke & Acts

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All the believers were united in heart and mind… The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.

ACTS 4:32-33

How Jesus and the Church tie the whole Bible together.

Even if you’re not familiar with the New Testament, you probably know that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (the Gospels) tell Jesus’ life story from the perspective of His disciples. The author of Luke also wrote Acts, structuring them as one continuous story. Luke covers Jesus’ life and ministry, then flows directly into the founding of the early Church in Acts.

Today, in a special partnership between YouVersion and BibleProject, we’re announcing A Journey Through Luke & Acts, an all-new video devotional that lets you experience these books together. Throughout the Plan, short narrative videos from BibleProject reveal how Jesus’ life and teachings fulfill Old Testament prophecies about the Savior—and ultimately bring together the overall narrative of the entire Bible.

Even better, A Journey Through Luke & Acts is available in over 20 languages, so you’ll be enjoying it together with other people from all over the world. Start A Journey through Luke & Acts below, and spread the word to all your friends about this exciting new Plan from BibleProject and YouVersion!

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