The popular Bible app YouVersion has announced that Philippians 4:6 is the “2019 Verse of the Year,” as users of the app engaged with it more than any other Bible verse.
YouVersion said in a statement Wednesday that Philippians 4:6 was bookmarked, highlighted, and shared the most among its roughly 400 million app users.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done,” reads the verse, as rendered by the New Living Translation.
YouVersion also reported seeing an increase in the use of its app, with “5.6 billion chapters listened to and 35.6 billion chapters read.”
Users also spent the equivalent of 11.1 billion days in their Bible Plans, which YouVersion described as being “record-breaking,” as well as sharing 478 million verses.
YouVersion founder Bobby Gruenewald said in a statement Wednesday that he was “encouraged to see so many people turning to the Bible in response to their worries, remembering what God has done in their lives, and choosing to trust in His faithfulness.”
“Every year, when we dig into these numbers, we’re overwhelmed by how God is using this app to deliver His message of hope and love to a hurting world,” Gruenewald said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski