A Prayer for Peace

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Know God, Find Peace

Imagine you’re a shepherd in first century Bethlehem. Sheep surround you, but others won’t because of your work, your clothes, and your status.

For generations your family has said, “God has promised that it’s going to get better.” But you’re beginning to wonder: “is that really true?” Then one night everything changes. An angel appears and tells you that a Savior has been born.

Immanuel, “God with us” has come.

One day, this same child will take on the weight of all our wrongdoing by dying on a cross. And because of His sacrifice, we’re invited to live peacefully with God at all times, in all circumstances. So right now, let’s thank Jesus for His sacrifice and the peace we have because of Him.

A Prayer for Peace


Even when my life feels chaotic, I can experience Your peace because of what Jesus did on the cross. Thank You for making this possible by sending us Your Son! He has made a way for us to know and experience You.

Even when life feels out of control, I can cling to the truth that Your peace isn’t based on my feelings or circumstances—but on Your character and faithfulness.

When I don’t feel at peace, please make Your presence known to me. Remind me that You’re in control. Give me Your strength and comfort when the world feels unsafe. Protect my heart and mind from the weight of my feelings and thoughts.

Allow me to sense Your presence, and to live with confidence that You are always near. Let my life be an example of Your peace that surpasses understanding.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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What Are You Invested In?

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Together, we can shape the future.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated 500 million YouVersion installs. That number means that hundreds of thousands of people—across different countries, speaking different languages—are on a journey drawing nearer to God … by the second.


In a SINGLE second…

2 people install YouVersion

1,179 people load a chapter of the Bible

227 people play a chapter of audio

4 people start a Bible Plan

11 people share a verse on social media

That’s what happens in ONE second, every second, of every day.

While we celebrate what those numbers mean, we know that there are still billions of people around the world who aren’t connected to God through His Word.

YouVersion is on a mission to change that, and we want to invite you to be a part of it.

If you think for one second that your contribution won’t have an impact—that what you’re a part of doesn’t matter—remember what God has done in that very same second: He’s transforming lives all over the world, every single second, of every single day.

As 2021 draws to a close, we invite you to fix your eyes on what you can’t see. Make every second count by choosing to invest in eternity.

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The 2021 Christmas Challenge is Here!

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So often, what’s going on around us can easily distract us from what God wants to do in us as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

But what if this Christmas could be different?

What if you could set aside the frenzy of activity for God’s peace? Or trade anxiety for joy? What if you could be part of a global movement that pours out God’s love this holiday season?

When you participate in the Christmas Challenge, you’re joining the YouVersion Community as we focus our hearts on the true meaning of Christmas.

Complete any Christmas or Advent Plan in December, and you’ll earn the 2021 Christmas Challenge Badge!

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2021 in Review

2021 Year in Review

This is a moment worth remembering.

Take a moment to think about this past year. For many of us, it’s been filled with bittersweet memories. But in the middle of chaotic times and uncertain futures, there was a hope we could all cling to: God is actively at work in our world, and He is shaping people through His Word.

Verse of the Year
Matthew 6:33

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most by the global YouVersion Community during 2021.

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This year we have continued to see more people than ever before draw close to God through YouVersion.

50,700,000+ installs in 2021

Over 500 million total YouVersion installs

Every install is an opportunity for someone to experience God’s hope personally. This hope transcends circumstances, and it’s found when we seek God every day.

God is just getting started, but right now, we want to celebrate some of the things He’s accomplished in the YouVersion Community throughout 2021.

As you look at these astounding numbers, think about what they represent: hundreds of millions of lives that are seeking God … and finding Him.

Seeking God through His Word

“My marriage fell apart in 2017. I started reading the Bible on my phone as soon as I woke up. YouVersion was the only way I could access hundreds of Bible studies that were relevant for every feeling I’ve experienced. YouVersion is connecting the global Community to God and to one another, just like God asks. I not only love this app, I need it.


There are now 2,600 Bible versions and 1,100 audio Bibles available in over 1,700 languages in YouVersion.

Global Increase in Engagement

The countries showing the greatest increase in engagement during 2021.

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Seeking God through Prayer

“We really wanted to help people pray more consistently and meaningfully. The Lord’s Prayer gives us a pattern for well-balanced prayer. It starts with honoring God, it encourages us to honestly express our practical and spiritual concerns, and it leads us to respond to God in obedience. When we built the Guided Prayer experience, that was our inspiration for creating it.”

– SAM, YouVersion Product Manager

Guided Prayer

When you want to talk with God but you don’t know what to say, Guided Prayer can help you get started. The Guided Prayer experience launched earlier this year, and provides daily prompts that help you reflect on Scripture, draw closer to God, and talk to Him about what’s on your mind.

38.4 million
Guided Prayers Completed

YouVersion Prayer was created to help you have honest conversations with God, in community. And this year alone, millions of people have been sharing Prayers with Friends, and intentionally cultivating conversations with their Creator.

47.2 million
Prayers Created in 2021

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Seeking God Every Day

“My daughter represented our state at a regional swim championship. Instead of exchanging phone numbers with her swim friends, she would ask: “Are you on the Bible App?” If they weren’t, she would show them how to download the app and create an account, and then she’d invite them to her most recent Plan. She plans to keep up with her new swim friends by continuing to invite them to join studies with her. I love when my kids share God’s Word with friends who might not be encouraged in this area at home.”


1.4 billion
Bible Plan days completed in 2021

Find a Plan

A healthy relationship requires regular time spent together, and connecting with God is no different. That’s why we’ve been developing features that help our Community connect with God through His Word as they go about their day.

Verse of the Day Stories

Through reflection questions, daily prayers, Bible Plans, and video content from global leaders, Verse of the Day Stories is helping millions of people intentionally spend time with God.

159 million
Verse of the Day Stories completed

Verse of the Day Stories

Kids Bible Experience

Kids Bible Experience provides fresh, relevant content for preteens that helps them discover their own daily rhythm of seeking God.

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5.6 million
Kids Bible Experience Stories completed

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Give to something giving hope

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If you could help change the world … would you?

Providing hope found in God’s Word is one of the best gifts we can give to a world facing despair.

And, it’s a gift that changes everything.

- Luis R.

“I was aware of the Bible, but I never found the chance to read it. I didn’t know where to start. But once I started using the YouVersion app it was easier. Through reading Plans, I developed a habit that kept me reading the Bible every day—and that’s when I noticed a change in my life. I finally understood what Jesus did on the cross, and I invited Him into my life. My whole purpose in life has now changed. I want to say thank you to YouVersion for taking the Word of God and sharing it with millions of people around the world.”

– Luis R.

There are hundreds of millions of people like Luis in the YouVersion Community, and God is shaping each of them through His Word.

God’s Word is alive and active … and it’s transforming people just like you.

But for every person in our Community drawing near to God, there is someone outside our Community who hasn’t experienced the life-changing power of God and His Word yet. You can help change this…

This Giving Tuesday, make an immediate impact that has an eternal difference.

Think about the hope, joy, and peace you’ve found by drawing near to God through YouVersion. There are millions of people who still don’t know that this resource is just a tap away. But just imagine what life-change will happen when they find out.

Help advance a global movement by supporting
what God is doing through YouVersion.

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After you give, share on social media how God has used YouVersion in your life, use the hashtag #GivingTuesday, and tag us @YouVersion.