Bible 2020: Reading God’s Word Aloud Across the World

A new app brings people together to read, hear, and speak the words of the Bible

When God speaks, things happen. His words have intentionality. He tells us this in Isaiah 55:11, “That’s how it is with my words. They don’t return to me without doing everything I send them to do.”

Time and time again we see this in Scripture. When God says he’s going to do something, he does! There is power in his words. And not only that, there is power when we speak his word.

That’s why we want you to join a world-wide community of people who are covering the earth with the gospel by speaking the words of the Bible aloud.

Bible 2020 App

To encourage individuals in their daily lives to speak the words of God, the Scottish Bible Society created Bible 2020 for this historic Year of the Bible. This app gives users a way to not just read the Bible every day, but to speak it aloud and share the Word with a global community.

The Bible 2020 app engages users in God’s Word using three simple steps:

  • Each user can choose from 1,500 language versions and translations.
  • Then using a selfie cam, they film themselves reading the Bible aloud for one minute every day.
  • Finally, they upload the video to a global video wall. The video wall links over 15,000 people in more than 100 countries reading aloud the same passage in the same 24-hour period throughout the year.

Speaking God’s Word over our families, communities, and our nation can have a transformative impact. Will you join us in praying that millions will join this effort to cover the world with God’s Word?

Let’s Pray Together

God, thank you for the power of your Word. We know it can heal, deliver, and transform lives. We pray that as people across the globe declare your word aloud that it will accomplish everything you send it to do.  

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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