Some helpful Bible reading apps and resources you may like to check out
Bible in One Year
The Bible in One Year is a daily Bible reading plan which takes you through the whole Bible in 365 days. It is ideal for anyone who is looking for an easy and accessible way to read and understand the Bible.
Each day includes passages from a Psalm or Proverb, the New Testament and the Old Testament along with a daily commentary from Nicky and Pippa Gumbel, leaders of Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London and pioneers of Alpha. The Bible in One Year will encourage you to engage more closely with the Bible, to apply its teachings to everyday life and to grow in your relationship with Jesus.
You can follow along by reading the text or listening to the audio commentary and you can choose the version that best suits your lifestyle; the Classic version (25 minutes), or a shorter Express or Youth version (both around 15 minutes).
LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. Lectio 365 is inspired by Lectio Divina, a way of meditating on the Bible that’s been used by Christians for centuries. Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life.
You can also pray the Bible every night, too!
Lectio 365 Night Prayers are daily meditations to help you reflect on your day, pray the Bible and prepare to sleep. Now live on the Lectio 365 app.
Get the app on iOS and Android: www.24-7prayer.com/dailydevotional
Lectio for Familes
Introducing the Lectio for Familes app that helps parents, carers and their children focus on and follow Jesus together every day. There are daily Bible readings, a weekly memory verse, engaging questions to pause and talk about together, and prompts for reflection and prayer.
Get the app on iOS and Android: www.24-7prayer.com/lectioforfamilies
Church of Ireland Daily Worship App
For those that appreciate a more traditional liturgical approach, you might like to try the Church of Ireland’s Daily Worship app
This brings the content of the Book of Common Prayer into the smartphone era by presenting its content in one place, including Bible readings and liturgies for each day of the year.
The app covers five services – Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening), A Late Evening Office, Compline, and Holy Communion – and draws on the rich liturgical resources of the Church of Ireland.
You can also access the Church of Ireland daily offices and readings online https://www.ireland.anglican.org/prayer-worship/lectionary/daily-prayer
If you don’t want to download an app on your phone, you can subscribe to daily emails from a number of sources.
One particularly good source is from Scripture Union – WordLive
WordLive from Scripture Union is a free, online guide, helping you meet with God devotionally – through the Bible. Each day uses a new Bible passage with fresh resources to refresh your quiet time with God.
There are also a number of devotionals that are available to download.
It is worth checking out The Bible Society NI website
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If you find any of the resources particularly helpful, please let us know, it’s always good to share that information with others! And we could perhaps get some folk together (virtually online, via WhatsApp, or by phone) to chat and share.