I hate giving this 1 star! 1/5
I just wished it warned you upfront that you had to pay to pray lol. But all seriousness, I wish you didn’t have to pay to get the great benefits of this app esp the meditations.
I got pumped up, then realized I had to pay. It made me not want to get the app after that. Oh well.
My MOST USED App! 5/5
By Sillybandz Inventor
My father in law told me about this app and I am so thankful he did. Buying the yearly subscription was a no brainer. It’s nice to know that my money goes to people who are spreading the good news of the Bible. Keep it up!
THANK YOU FOR FAVORITES 5/5
First off, THANK YOU for finally adding favorites. That had been a HUGE problem for me previously. I also love that there are options for time. Sometimes, in the morning, a person may not have any time to meditate for (edit:) more than a minute or two. I like that I can do a short prayer in the morning and come back later for something more in-depth.
Didn’t know there were in app purchases 1/5
By Fishing novice 667
The content I saw is good... didn’t pay to see more
Super helpful 5/5
By Butul 2754
I love this app. Every time I am in a headspace where I need somebody to pray for me, I open this app and get connected exactly with what I need help and prayer for. I needed a prayer for healing where while my test took about 30 days to come out and everyday I prayed that one prayer and medicated. It kept me going. Sure enough what the doctors saw was completely gone. All glory to God.
By Saved and Contents
Short and encouraging to start my day focused on the Lord.
Makes my day 4/5
I love this app. At first I thought it would be difficult to create a habit if quiet prayer and meditation but Abide makes it easy. I look forward to my times throughout the day and even have my teenage daughter using Abide. My only suggestion to make it possible to download a meditation. I don't always have access to wifi or a strong cell signal so I have to miss my meditation on those days.
I agree with the other one star review. 1/5
I liked this app a lot. Just when I really needed it did I see I had to start paying for it. I felt really set up. I am very disappointed. I was using this app to help me get through my chemotherapy and radiation.
Abide is Awesome!!!! 5/5
By Mica LovnthaLord
I meditate with abide daily.....it is a spiritual way to meditate on the world around me through worship and praise.
Great to start my day off with! 5/5
Such a great tool. 5/5
So thankful for this app. No matter how many years I've been in ministry, sometimes I get lost & not sure where to start with the word in the morning. I love Abide. And am so thankful that I get to use it during my quiet time. I would totally advice for you to pause while meditating so that you can be God led and go at your own pace. Pick a topic and practice discipline . Love. LOVE this app. ❤️
Practical, powerful resource. 5/5
I'm so grateful to have discovered Abide. Great blessing and so practical.
This app is life changing 5/5
These prayers from scripture and questions/meditations really helped my prayer life mature, while also helping me memorize scripture . It will guide you into a more intimate relationship with Jesus and teach you to apply Gods word to your life in an impactful and purposeful way . The way God intended for us:)
Losing faith 1/5
By Aunty Sammy
As someone just starting to understand the purpose of life & getting to know God, I needed help & when I found this app I immediately downloaded it. To my disappointment, it only offered two minute prayers & nothing more. The prayers are not thoughtful & are recorded way too fast. That makes it impossible to even meditate or follow it as the voice requests. I find that I am just more annoyed and losing faith more in this app every time I Try so I’ve stopped trying.
Didn't expect sermons 2/5
By Tawny N
I was surprised that the "meditations" that I listened to seemed to be sermons with ocean sounds. Like, one of them was from Rick Warren's Daily Hope which I have the podcast to listen to already. I understand that this is what a lot of Christians might like but I was looking for actual guided meditations, with affirmations and visualizations, etc. If I want sermons I can listen to podcasts, and in theory I could listen to ocean sounds at the same time :P Now I've resorted to more secular guided meditations on YouTube, or just meditating on scripture myself.
Love this guided meditation 4/5
By I rol
I love the scriptures used during the meditation and the guide taking you through confession, thankfulness and encouragement to stay a little longer at the end.
I wish you could turn down the background music a little more and leave the words louder.
Was Amazing 1/5
I was so excited when I found this app, excited that I had found a way to meditate on God's word every day and incorporate it into my devotional time. I have been struggling with severe anxiety for the past year and this app was actually helping me deal with it and walk through it with the Lord. I was extremely upset however when I found out that I apparently have to pay a month fee to listen to the meditations on anxiety, which were helping me. As a student, I cannot afford to pay a monthly fee for one small app so this was extremely disappointing that I should lose these great meditations. Would have rated higher if they hadn't started charging for it.
Beginning of something wonderful 5/5
I just started and have tried other meditation apps, but this one Focused on the Word of God is The Best! I’m already thrilled and will use it daily.
This is one of the few apps I would prefer to never again be without. What a great tool for meditation on God and Christ! It's one of the rare apps I am willing to pay for to keep all upgraded capabilities above the free version, although the free version is great. It has enriched my spiritual life and has done so for all with whom I've shared this Blessing. I cannot count the times the daily meditation has met me in my greatest need for the day's circumstances, while the ability to explore by topic is a great option. It's also easy to share meditations with others, and the app features and capabilities go well beyond these few examples. A definite must have app, whose download will never be regretted.
A Must Need for Every Christian 5/5
Abiding with Jesus through prayer and meditation is how we become closer to Him; and this app is perfect for that! Try it out by just making some time in your day for just 3 minutes of meditation.
By Eric J.K.
I note the complaints of a couple people who felt deceived - I can appreciate a bit of their concern. I have been with ABIDE for over a year, and sent feedback (and complaints), some related to not even knowing what part is free and where I might be getting my money’s worth. It has been quite a ride. I just today noted to them that their “Favorites” feature appears to finally be working/have been turned on. I suspect it is one of the ‘not free’ features. But the fact that it seems to now be working is, I think, indicative that ABIDE continues to strive. I wish them well, promote them in appropriate circumstances, and include them daily in my devotional life.
Thanks for helping me "abide" better 5/5
By Erica Hammer
I LOVE this app! I especially like how you can chose your length of meditation times according to what time you feel you have because even the shortest time will feed your soul. The array of background noises are also nice and the journaling feature is lovely. Just a very nice tool to help you to remember to spend some quality time with God each day. So thank you Abide team for making such a wonderful tool to help us do that!
This app was awesome! It was like a lifesaver. I told friends and family about it. Then I got halfway through a guide and I can’t listen to it anymore without paying. What? Sooooooo disappointed.
Great App 5/5
This app is awesome! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you!
Sadly frustrated. It’s like getting a teaser and then no product. Click on a verse and get ads for books or plans. I did order a couple of books and enjoyed them so I would so this is a good resource. However, google search works well for that.
A clearer view of my heart 5/5
By Fmus 4 nthn
I am so thankful for the abide team🙏🏻!!! I enjoy the daily prayers and meditations because It helps me to focus more on God's word and how it applies to my everyday life.
A wish come true✅ 5/5
Wonderful app to pray with.
I enjoy every one of the prayers.
I recommended to everybody.
Thank you !
Found Peace Again...and a suggestion 5/5
I LOVE this app. I love how anointed the daily meditations are and how gifted the voice over is. Wonderful. But a suggestion. I too would also love transparency from the beginning about the first week or so being a trial period. That's awesome but I have told so many friends about this app and they are loving it but when they get the charge I'm sure they're not going to be able to afford it. I know it's only 299 a month but that's just another three dollars for someone. I also understand that I would pay $10 a month for this app. I just wish it was mentioned at the beginning that this was a paid out. Just seems a little odd. But thank you for developing such a wonderful app and I do you choose to pay for it. Just tell us at the beginning. Could you tell us why you choose to do it this way without letting people know that they will be paying? You may have a good reason.
Really Helpful 3/5
I am really enjoying Abide. I love the options of how long to meditate. I'm addicted to the rain sounds! So soothing as I reflect on scripture. The prompts/guides make focusing on one verse and really diving in, great! I like the journal available if I want to use my iPhone to journal (usually I use my paper journal, but this is great in a pinch). I find my days have been calmer as I have been meditating early. It's really helpful and simple. Not a lot of commercials or other purchasing suggestions. I feel like this is good uninterrupted time.
****I am updating my review and taking off two stars because now that I've been using Abide, and really enjoying it, the App has locked me out of the options for 5, 10, and 15 minute sessions and left only the two minute rushed option. There's not really a chance to meditate when it's so rushed. Even the water sounds and the voice over sounds rushed. This wouldn't be a big deal if the app were like, 2.99. But it's asking for a monthly 4.99 charge. :/
I love the way it's designed. I really like the audio prayers on different topics. They have helped so much. I really appreciate the journaling and meditation features too.
Great Quite Time App 5/5
Very time I use this app it seems to know what I'm having trouble with in my life. It also makes it super easy to share with my family and boyfriend
My fave app so far 5/5
This app changed my prayer life 🙏🏼🙌🏼 it's been such a blessing thank you Jesus
No good anymore, deleting 1/5
By Annoyed Would-be User
I loved this app for a few weeks and then they updated it and how only the 2 minute meditations are available unless you pay for a subscription. Why bother with 2 minutes, you never even get started. Deleting this app as there is no longer a reason for it to take up space.
Love this app 5/5
This app as truly been a blessing I share it with everyone it doesn't replace your quite time with God or reading your Bible but just let's you know how important both of these things are gives you more desire to do so
By P Max
This application is awesome. It's gives scripture, and the prayers line up with scripture. The background music and sounds are very relaxing as well. I love being able to journal as well. This application usually has a devotion and prayer that's always on time!
Money Hungry 1/5
This app was really helping me with my walk with God and then one day I couldn't do it anymore because you guys wanted money . Can't do a monthly subscription if I can't afford it. Thanks really appreciate it
Nurturing Habit 5/5
Listening to Abide and praying along before bedtime, when I wake up in the morning is a new and nurturing habit I developed. It is so rewarding.
Good idea but meditations feel rushed 3/5
I really want to use his app but I don’t feel like the meditations are relaxing me because they are rushed. The speakers talk too quickly. I feel like there is not enough time to process and reflect on the prompts before it moves on. I don’t want to pause it after every sentence or two. That defeats the purpose of trying to decompress and truly meditate if I have to interact with my phone in the middle of it. I want to have it start and take things slow without having to interact with the app. If there was a choice or an update to slow down the meditations I’d consider paying. The concept is wonderful just not for me as it is.
Very good. 5/5
It is easier to focus and meditate on the scripture of the day. You have a choice of background sounds too. Several have nature sounds. You also have a choice if you want a quick 5 minute session or a 10 minute and a 15 minute session. If I have forgotten to do it in the morning, I get an e-mail later in the day as a reminder.
Use it daily ☀️✝️🙌🏻 5/5
By Super Gnikki
The team at Abide is doing a beautiful work here. When I had a question their customer service was amazing and I am daily blessed by these prayers and meditations. I’m learning to lean in to God more every day. This is the best app I’ve ever downloaded, another revolutionary way we can learn and communicate as the body of Christ. Of course, we all wish it were free so more people could have easy access, but let’s get real, I’m sure this app is a huge undertaking, especially to continuously have new content and great customer support, so I can completely understand the pricing. I do have one issue with using two Bluetooth headphones at once. My husband and I have boss soundsport and through the Bose app can both connect to one device to listen together. When we use any app it works, except for this one, which is really the main one we care about sharing together lol. I’m praying that the right person reads this and maybe whatever causes this can be remedied in an update. Download this app and use it daily, maybe even multiple times a day when you can, you will grow!
Giving back 5/5
By Evangelist Patty
I truly love this app , there's days when I just can't get up and go , and I open up abide and it words of God lift me up and strength me. I thank God for all these incredible leaders to keep pushing and creating meditation for this app
Each day I'm left Wanting More 4/5
Abide has created the ideal blend of meditation practice with a focus on faith. I belong to other popular mainstream meditation apps. At the time in purchased them my hope was that they would train into a rhythm that would bring me close to God. With the lack of faith orientation provided by those apps, my mind often wandered on everything other than God. Abide brings all my hopes and needs into one tool to facilitate closeness that I crave. It's a bit difficult to navigate but otherwise, it's my go to meditation app from now on.
This is an excellent app to help get me centered any time of the day.
Growing me spiritually. 5/5
By Sajiv Selvaraj
I am so thankful for this app 5/5
I had started practicing meditation in my life, realizing the benefits of regular meditation. It helped but I really wanted a Christian meditation. I searched and found Abide, did the 2 week trial and then subscribed to the app. It has been life changing, I wake up every morning in prayer and meditation and go to bed at night with prayer and meditation. I am more positive and engaging throughout the day, despite some difficult personal circumstances and I sleep very soundly at night. Thank you to all the people associated with Abide.
Sadly Disappointed 1/5
First I would like to explain why I rated the app a 1..when I initially downloaded the app I was over the top ecstatic! It was everything I was looking for, I liked it sooo much that I told a lot of family and friends about it because I felt they could benefit from such an amazing app AND THEN everything went downhill.. I was no longer able to choose my meditation options (other than the standard 2min) I also couldn’t use any of the other features as well without PAYING! Soo for this reason i give it a 1 because I no longer have a use for the app bc I’m not going to pay.. the app should just charge ppl from the beginning because the little I can do without paying is not benefiting me at all...I will be removing this app as soon as I’m done with the review.
For those who are willing to pay...The app has a lot of great features and content.. If you are considering paying, the SHORT trial period should allow you to make the best decision for u.. in my opinion there are too many FREE bible/prayer/meditation apps that offer way more features than this one; the free apps may have additional features u can purchase BUT the free features u do get are enough for me to receive what I need (prayer,devotionals, meditations,etc)
I do commend the creators of the app BUT as mentioned before, I think u should charge for the app from the beginning bc the trial is 1) not long enough and 2) the free content given is not enough for meditation or prayer
Awesome app!!! 5/5
Love the easy opportunity to connect with God every day.
This is a great app, and has some great prayers, my kids and I were listening too. However, I had no idea there was a trial period and suddenly now I can use the app unless I sign up for a monthly subscription. I understand that development sometimes costs but this is about prayer and I it doesn’t feel right to have to pay for prayer. I think Jesus had some strong feelings about that...
Anyways, the app was great, but unfortunately I am now going to delete it and I am quite sad about it
Disappointed, Deceived. 2/5
I really loved this app. I have used several different meditation apps but I always wanted something that included prayer, so this was an exciting find.
However, I had absolutely no idea the app was a short trial, followed by being cut off from the guide you were in the middle of (and ALL guides and daily meditations except for the short snippet ones) unless you pay a monthly/annual fee. There was no indication of that until it switched for me. I felt completely deceived in a moment I was ready for quiet prayer ☹️
Listen, I understand that app development isn’t free. But it breaks my heart that others will feel the same- excited about Christ and time with him, and then mislead into a rabbit hole profit machine. Too much of our daily lives is already like that! If I had known it was going to cut me off (ex: when I opened it said “2 days left in your trial..”), I would have felt differently. I probably would have donated the fee to sponsor the app (like many Christian radio stations) or subscribed if I knew ahead of time and could have made the decision. But being cut off with no warning and asked to pay money to listen to the day’s daily meditative prayer felt just all kinds of wrong. Like pay-to-pray. I worry about those who can’t afford it, and it changed my entire attitude about using the app. So, truly disheartening and disappointing.
Love this app! 5/5
I wake up, and go to bed using this app.