3 Features in the Bible App to Help You Draw Closer to God

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How can you make the Bible part of your daily life?

As we settle into new routines, we know that the life we want all starts with getting to know God through His Word.

And, the Bible App is one of the best tools to help you consistently seek God.

Here are 3 features in the Bible App to help you spend time with God and His Word this year.


With Reminders, you can intentionally set time to connect with God each day—so you’ll never miss it!

Set a reminder in your Bible App settings, and make the Bible part of your day.

Set a Reminder


Just like social media, you can add Friends in the Bible App and grow in God’s Word together by:

  • Interacting with each other in the Community Feed
  • Praying for one another with prayer requests

When you spend time in Scripture with your community, it will transform your relationship with God and others.

Add Friends


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With the Reader, you can go deeper into Scripture by adding Highlights, Notes, Prayers, and so much more by tapping on a Bible verse.

Open Reader

Which feature will you use to help you connect with God’s Word today? 

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4 Tips to Read God’s Word in the Bible App

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If you want to read the Bible more, you’re not alone…

In a recent study by the American Bible Society, 52% of people surveyed said they wanted to read the Bible more.

Making time to study Scripture can sometimes feel like a struggle, but the Bible App is one of the best tools to help you consistently spend time with God through His Word.

Here are four ways you can build your Bible habit.

1. Pick a book in the New Testament.

When you read the Bible, you don’t have to start from the beginning in Genesis.

You can start with a book in the New Testament like Matthew to see the prophecies in the Old Testament fulfilled through the life of Jesus.

Read Matthew >

2. Read one chapter each day.

If you want to read a book of the Bible, try breaking it down by just reading one chapter every day.

This month, study God’s wisdom in the book of Proverbs and read one chapter each day for 31 days.

Read Proverbs >

3. Try different Bible versions.

If you want to gain a deeper understanding about a specific verse, you can compare Bible versions.

From the New International Version to the New Living Translation to the New King James Version, there are thousands of versions in the Bible App you can explore.

Explore Bible Versions >

4. Start a Bible Plan.

Explore thousands of Plans created to help you study, understand, and apply the Bible to your life.

Find a Plan >

Which tip will you try?

If you can’t decide which one to try first, you can combine these ideas and start this Scripture-only Proverbs Bible Plan today.

Start Proverbs Plan

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Why does reading the Bible consistently matter?

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Reading Scripture isn’t just something to check off of your list—God’s Word will actually transform your life.

Research shows that destructive habits decrease and positive habits increase when people are in God’s Word at least four days a week.

Someone who reads the Bible four or more times a week is:

  • – 59% less likely to view pornography
  • – 74% less likely to gamble
  • – 407% more likely to memorize Scripture
  • – 228% more likely to share their faith with others
  • – 231% more likely to disciple others

These same people are 30% less likely to struggle with loneliness.

The Bible App can help you build a consistent Bible habit, and you can keep track of your progress with Daily Streaks.

Commit to spending at least 4 days each week in God’s Word and watch how it changes your life.

Build My Bible Habit

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Who do you want to become this year?

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We are all becoming more like something—so who do you want to become?

Every positive change you want to see in your life starts with getting to know God through His Word. The Bible reveals God’s character and gives us wisdom on how to live our lives. So as you seek to grow—seek God first. And one easy way you can do this is by using Daily Refresh.

Daily Refresh is an interactive experience designed to help you draw closer to God through Scripture as you complete daily teaching videos, reflection content, and guided prayers.

Whatever habits you want to change, or character traits you want to cultivate this year, it all starts with the Bible.

Complete Daily Refresh

Start your first Daily Refresh Streak for 2024!

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A Prayer for 2024

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What are you hoping for this new year?

Maybe you want a fresh start from the pain in your past, or maybe you are coming into the new year with hope and expectancy.

As we anticipate the future, we can draw near to God—right now—through prayer.

Imagine what could happen this year if millions of us all over the world joined together to boldly pray for each other, our world, and for God’s will to be done.

As part of our global YouVersion Community, we want to invite you to pray with us.


We thank You for all that You’ve done, and we look to the future with hope.

Our world is full of brokenness that only You can mend, so we pray for opportunities to boldly proclaim the hope we have in You.

We pray for believers all over the world—that they would be unified in You, loving and supporting each other.

In all things, help us to fix our hope on You this year.

Give us strength to persevere, courage to share Your good news, and peace in knowing that You are always with us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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After saving this prayer, share it in the app so your Friends can pray with you!

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