YouVersion recently launched a new feature within the Bible App to help people grow in their daily prayer life and experience the power of prayer in community. In the first week, the YouVersion Community added more than 1 million prayers using the new Prayer feature.
“We’re blown away by the response we’ve seen from people just days after launching this new feature, and we’re encouraged to see so many sharing prayers with their close friends,” said Bobby Gruenewald, YouVersion Founder.
As people engage with the Bible, they’ll have the opportunity to save a Bible verse or passage to their Prayer List. They can also add an unlimited number of personal prayers and either keep them private or share them with friends in the Bible App. With a focus on supporting one another in prayer, the feature will also allow people to share updates about their prayer requests, mark any prayer as answered, and let friends know they’re praying for them.
“There have been times when someone shared a prayer request with me and, even though I had every intention of praying for them, I didn’t remember to pray. With the new Prayer feature, people can more easily keep track of prayer requests and get help remembering to pray as part of their daily time with God,” said Gruenewald.
This new feature is part of an expanded vision for YouVersion. When the app launched over a decade ago, the focus was to help as many people as possible gain access to the Bible and engage in it daily. In the years ahead, YouVersion plans to add more features designed to help people develop deeper intimacy with God, like the Prayer feature.
“More than creating a new way for people to track their prayer requests, we hope the Prayer feature enriches the way people pray,” said Gruenewald. “Through this new addition, we hope to see relationships strengthened as people pray for one another and, ultimately, we hope to lead people toward deeper intimacy with God through daily conversations with Him.”
Created by Life.Church, YouVersion designs biblically centered experiences like the YouVersion Bible App, Bible App for Kids, and Bible Lens, which encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. Since it launched in 2008, the Bible App has been installed on more than 400 million unique devices worldwide. It offers a free Bible experience in over 1,300 languages, using features like Verse of the Day, Bible Plans, and Prayer to help people deepen their relationship with God. For more information about YouVersion, visit youversion.com.