Bible Lens is Leaving May 31

Bible Lens

So long, Bible Lens.
Thanks for the memories!

Bible Lens

In 2018, we launched Bible Lens to help reveal Scripture in your life’s special moments. And it’s possible that one day this feature could live inside the Bible App.

But, for now, rather than continuing to expand Bible Lens, we’re focusing instead on creating new features that help you seek God every day—like Prayer and Verse of the Day Stories—with more on the way.

Although Bible Lens will be removed from the app stores and will no longer work after May 31, you can keep your Bible Lens moments by saving them to your camera roll before May 31st.

Thank you for being a special part of our global YouVersion Community, and for experiencing this journey with us. We’re so grateful for all the ways you shared each amazing Bible Lens a-ha! moment.


Here’s how you can still create your own
Verse Images in the Bible App >>

Try YouVersion Prayer on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

YouVersion Prayer - Now on Amazon and Google devices. No distractions, just Prayer.

YouVersion Prayer is helping people all over the world make prayer a part of their everyday lives (with more than two million Prayers so far). Now, whatever you’re praying for, try it on your Amazon and Google voice devices.

On Amazon Alexa

Alexa, ask YouVersion Bible
for my Prayer List”

Amazon Echo

On Google Assistant

Just say, Ok Google, talk to
YouVersion Bible”

Once YouVersion Bible opens, say,
“My Prayer List”

Google Home

YouVersion Prayer reads the first Prayer on your Prayer List, then plays soft, soothing background music as you pray.1 After a minute, YouVersion Prayer reads your next Prayer, followed again by quiet music. One Prayer at a time, YouVersion Prayer helps you pray through each item on your list.

More About YouVersion Prayer


1 The first time you ask YouVersion Bible to read your prayer list, follow the prompts it gives you.

Think of a mom who inspires you…

Honor her for all that her hands have done - Proverbs 31:31 - Verse Image

Take a moment to reflect on all the special moms you know… Your friend who’s always there when you need her. That neighbor who takes such great care of her family. The woman at work who inspires you to be the best version of yourself. And, of course, there’s your own mom.

Today is a great day to tell all your favorite moms how much you appreciate them. Say “thank you” with this special Verse Image. (Most moms we know really appreciate phone calls, too.)

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How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Pray

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What stops you from talking to God regularly?

Becoming comfortable with prayer takes practice. And yet—if we want to grow in our faith, it’s important that we’re able to have honest conversations with our relational God.

So, if you’re not sure what to pray about…

Here are 5 examples of daily prayers:

  1. Pray for God to be Known

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think… to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations…”

EPHESIANS 3:20-21

Example:

God, we know that You are above all things and that by You all things are held together. Today, please be glorified in our world. Would people who have never met You, find You. Amen.

  1. Pray for the World

“Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

EPHESIANS 6:18

Example:

God, please set the world right. Do what’s best for Your kingdom, and fill Your people with mercy, strength, and bright ideas so that we can spiritually contribute to our world. Amen.

  1. Pray for What You Need

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

PHILIPPIANS 4:6

Example:

God, You know what I need before I do. So please give me what I need today so that I can focus on You, and not on my problems. And, when it comes to tomorrow’s needs, I trust that You will provide. Amen.

  1. Pray for Forgiveness

“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.”

MARK 11:25

Example:

God, You alone know our intentions. Please forgive the people who have wronged me because I have forgiven them. And Lord, forgive me because I’ve also messed up. Please don’t hold our mistakes against us. Amen.

  1. Pray for Healing and Protection

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”

JAMES 5:14

Example:

God, there is so much suffering in our world. Please heal the sick and restore peace and life to our weary souls. Protect our bodies and our minds, and give us Your strength to endure temptation and trials. Amen.

These ideas aren’t new—Jesus used them to teach His disciples how to pray 2,000 years ago:

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

To help you create a regular prayer rhythm, try creating a Prayer List inside your Bible App. Every day, pick a few things from that list to focus on. (You can also invite friends into your conversations with God by sharing your Prayers with them.)

As time goes by, you’ll be able to look back at that list and reflect on what God was doing in your life during that time.

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What’s bringing you hope?

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If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.  1 Peter 3:15

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Everyone loves good news.

You know that buzz you get when something sparks hope in you? Or fills your heart with peace? Or really encourages you? People tell us all the time about great insights they find in Bible Plans. And about how often the Verse of the Day seems to line up exactly with something happening in their lives.

Every time you experience one of those a-ha! moments, share it.

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You can share all kinds of things from the Bible App: Bible verses, Verse Images, Plans, Prayers, Badges, devotional content from Plan days. (You can even share the Bible App.) And it’s easy! Anywhere you see one of these Share icons, just tap it… and give someone else that same great feeling.

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