Outdated Severly 2/5
Great concept but seems abandoned and doesn't work anymore with YouVersion's devotionals. Multiple bugs while even signing up no SSO integration. Uninstalled.
Calming and Peaceful.... Effective! 5/5
By Mac pack
This app is a wonderful addition to increase your quality time with the Lord. It is soothing and biblically accurate. Helps beginners and mature Christians appreciate all God has done and is doing in their lives. This app is great for increasing alone time with the Lord throughout the day!😇 Many blessings ahead!♥️♥️♥️Washes me with the Word, Refreshing , clean, life giving water!😎
It's such a blessing! It helps connect in prayers as the Bible says prays without ceasing.
Encourages me in different area that I need to work on. Remind me with the words in a very caking way. I love the music choice too!
God bless this work!
Simply an incredible guided prayer app. Has helped in so many ways. I only wish I had known about this sooner. I thank God that developers like this have the insight to create such a life changing app!!!
Becoming part of God’s Army-let me in!!!!!!!! 1/5
Hello! I’m calling!
Not meditation : - ( 3/5
This is a great app for commentary on scripture. The app is excellent at devotional. I was/am disappointed that it isn’t anything close to meditation. I wish it pull God’s Word into meditation in the same way the Calm app pulls in mindfulness. I was hoping for guided meditation in God’s Word. Instead, as great as they are, this app is mini sermons or devotionals.
I’ll update my review if Abide updates what they call meditation app into an actual meditation app. Including calmer background color. You want something soothing before bed and you’re met with extreme bright white light.
In addition, this app seems to be portrait orientation only. It should allow ease of use in either orientation.
This app is a blessing from God! I have used this app for the past couple of years. I signed up for paid version and truly love the guides, the longer prayer selections and more. However, for some reason for the past couple of weeks while listening to various prayers it will pause in the middle of a prayer. It has happened a number of times. So I uninstalled and reinstalled the app to see if it would fix the problem. Unfortunately it did not fix it. I hope it can be fixed soon! Thank you!
Free, Not Free 1/5
By Sweetly Pleased
Is ANYTHING what it says it is in this world? I was really loving this app and I even told my son and nephew about it last night. I had begun to use this as part of my morning devotion because it helped me focus. I tried to use it this morning and I could not ANYMORE because I had to pay! I'm so disappointed. Thanks a lot 😡. Don't be sucked into this app.
Like it but I don’t hear many women or POC perspective 5/5
By woman after Jesus
Love that it’s user friendly — visuals are great. I didn’t subscribe after my trial, however, because it had very few meditations voiced by women or by people with different ethnic backgrounds. It made me feel like only Middle America could be Jesus’s disciples.
I’m a US citizen, Asian American, and I know God loves me for my dual identity. When will theological books, sermons, and podcasts affirm women of color who love Jesus?
— update 2/10/18 —
Thank you for getting back! I understand that the writers may be diverse; unfortunately, the voice actors — evidenced by tone, pitch, and cadence — are mostly men and white men. In fact, during this week’s 5-day streak, it was one male speaker after another. I think it’s great to have male voices, and yet I would like to see some more representation from women and people of color in general. Thank you!
Great content- app not great 3/5
Really hard to close the meditation the Close button is impossible to tap
God eternal life is a free gift. 1/5
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”John 3:16
“14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 16 To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” John 2:14-16.
Christian apps should be free. Helping people lives not for business, comes from the heart.
THANK YOU Abide for fixing the volume issue! You guys rock! :) I will continue to promote this invaluable tool to bring us all closer to God.
Hard to navigate 1/5
I couldn’t even get past the log in without it telling me that my name was wrong.
Very buggy 1/5
I would like to rate this app higher, but unfortunately have not been able to get any use out of it because everything I do leads to an “error.” After numerous attempts, I was finally able to create an account...haven’t been able to do anything else (including even adding an image) because everything errors out. I’ve closed and reopened multiple times. Have left the app for a couple of days before coming back to it, hoping an update will come out that fixes these issues. Nothing yet, but I am hoping!! I am a Headspace all user, but love the idea of moving to a faith-based meditation app. Please fix the app. I’d love to use it & rate it higher!! 💗
Love it! 5/5
Very helpful. Thanks for this amazing app! ❤️
I love this app 5/5
I am finding so much help for prayer and reflection with this app. The people have very comfortable, soothing, encouraging voices and they are all Jesus and bible centered prayers, devotions, & meditation. I love this app. I struggle with anxiety and depression and can't always even pray with any relief..on my own, but with this app...I've been guided to consider ways to talk with God that I wouldn't be able to on my own. Thank you for this app. God has worked through you to help people like me and I feel blessed.
Why aren’t the times accurate? 3/5
I really like the app other then one thing - the times are rarely accurate. I’d love to do the longer ones but they are always longer then they say. 5 minutes should last 5 minutes. If you could fix that I’d rate the app a 5 :)
My devotions 5/5
I have encouraged others to use Abide.
I get up and start my day with it! It is very well put together.
I highly recommend it!
I love this app when I was driving to work every earliest morning for 5 days all of sudden the next day it’s cut short. Only can use 2 mins and the musics. So I pay it for monthly only for longer but still the same. Why am I paying it for if it same. Plz do fix it!!
Love this app! 5/5
Abide helps me start my day with a verse and reflection and meditation. I love it. The commentary and questions in the daily meditation are excellent!'
Abide is great app for Christian meditation. 5/5
Meditate on the Word day and night. This app helps you to do that and really focus on life application of God's word for today. It centers on a verse and has you pull out meaning.
Best start for your day! 5/5
Abide helps me meditate on scripture. It starts my day with an open heart and fresh perspective.
Praise God for this ministry 5/5
This app is to help and guide you so that you can learn how to pray to God, yourself! I read these reviews from these negative people who do not understand that prayer is supposed to be between you and God. This app TEACHES us how to pray and why we pray. Thank YOU for your dedication and don’t let negative comments keep you from doing a good job. ALL ministries need money to survive so I am glad to help out. God bless you all.
Love it, except... 4/5
I really like this app and listen to it every morning. The only issue I have is that the streak keeps resetting to zero. If that can be fixed or removed, I'd give it five stars. As for the trial period, the app does say there are in-app purchases which I interpreted to mean it would be limited until I paid for a subscription.
Thank you Abide!! LOVE!!!! ⭐️💖⭐️💖 5/5
I’m SO THANKFUL for this app! I’m a Christian and love Jesus and his word, and I love how this is Christ-centered! I also love how you can play different music in the background how you can choose different lengths of time for the meditation! It is just a wonderful app!!!! ⭐️💖⭐️💖⭐️💖⭐️💖⭐️💖⭐️
By Leshia Jo
I loved the app until I went to use it and could only get the 2 minute meditations and my saved favorites were cut short to under 3 minutes. Seems like the only way to continue is to pay 😔😔 . I would not have downloaded if i has known it was a trial period. The scripture was very uplifting and helpful to me its a shame you can’t continue unless you pay.
Not free 1/5
I loved this app for the trial period. However, when I saw that I had to pay to be able to do 2 minute meditation that you don’t get to pick out, I was very frustrated. Without becoming a member you don’t really have any benefits from having this app. I find this very frustrating since I am a college student who can’t really afford to pay for many things other than what I already do.
By Vianey Escobar
It calms me down to just have a moment with my lord
Great way to spend time but can u add 1 thing 5/5
By Doc NI
The verses read to be visible for us to read quietly?
Anxiety and fear. 5/5
By Sports freak123
Abide meditations in the mornings on fear and anxiety have changed my days and drawn me closer to God and His providence in my life.
Meditation and Prayer 5/5
I stumbled on this app while completing a devotional on youversion and it's changed my life completely. Not only is it biblical meditation it's a guided prayer. This is an amazing app! You will love it!!!! I can't praise this enough.
Awesome App 5/5
My me time with Jesus has gotten soooo much better. I have an alarm set for the am and the pm to meditate . I would recommend for seasoned and new Christians. Wow! Thank you and thank God for all who helped this App become possible. I love the main facilitator of the daily apps. All are good but his voice is so anointed for this!
I'm writing this after reading the other comments. Im happy to know and be warned that at some point I will be paying for this App because I didn't know that but it has helped me enough that most likely I will go ahead and pay the monthly fee. Why as Christians do we think the Gospel has to be free? ( all the time?) Even the disciples needed care and provisions from other believers. I supply Netflix and Amazon monthly so why can't I give to a cause that is helping folks to know Christ. Shame on the Christian community for complaining. As for the meditation I will say it's not exactly meditation full out but you know, I like having the guides. To be honest the guides thought the App, I don't care for them. The main facilitator, he is anointed at this and you can hear it in his voice. The others don't quite do it for me.
May God bless your ministry and it costs to do these things. I'm truly ashamed they are getting slammed for this, because Lord knows we pay for other stuff monthly.
Abide is Amazing 5/5
By Disco AL
This app has helped me finally understand that I can meditate and get significant peace within my heart.
Love this App and thank you use it daily 5/5
Love this app and thank you using this app daily to help me find peace it's sad that people who use this app find it misleading and all we can do for them is pray for them if they are not right with their walks with God or they are non believers in Christ all we can do is pray for the lost
I love Abide 5/5
I am so glad that I discovered Abide. I listen every day and am so grateful for it in need.
Not free-would prefer to know up front 3/5
It seems like a great app but I felt like it was misleading to advertise it as “free”. A Free Trial is more accurate. Yes, there is “access to our authored prayers, plus a list of topics and ability to set a daily prayer time” that are actually free but “Find peace, purpose and strength with Jesus in prayer. Hear daily prayers, choose prayer topics and customize your prayer time. Download Abide for free on iTunes and Google Play.” leads one to believe the tools you offer for accomplishing his are free I’d prefer an more direct “free trial” rather than finding out I need a subscription after I’ve downloaded it. I DO NOT have a problem with charging for use. Your app is very popular and must be reaching many. Using proceeds from a subscription service is a great way to fund and further that. My lower rating is because of how it was represented to me.
Loved it until the voiceover changed 3/5
I was really very happy with Abide because the messages are relevant and a great way to start the day. At first, the voiceover was a soothing, warm female who I thoroughly enjoyed listening to. Recently, though, it's been a male who sounds to me more like a typical radio announcer than a spiritual guide. Nothing personal against the talent, but I have lost interest in this app because of the voice change.
Love this App 5/5
Very helpful App 😊 I use it daily to get through some of my most difficult challenges. Have a great day!
God sent 5/5
By Student Nurse 909
I don't know what I'd do without this app. When I can't find the words to pray they do. Praise you Jesus
Love this app 5/5
It is so sincere , I can find anything I want to pray about .and it reminds me every day
Helps when I'm in my head too much 5/5
So clutch. I pray all the time and feel like I have a good relationship with God, but this is really helping it grow more.
By Stephanie lets go
I enjoy the 1 minute - shocked that it was a free trial when I irst started, think that should have been explained. We are huge supports of K-LOVE and Christian ministry ... this one minute you get is perfect for me.
Lose the fees and it’ll be 5 stars 3/5
The app was phenomenal! The only downside is the limited free trail. I would rather pay a one time fee vs a monthly or yearly fee.
I dealt with insomnia and tried other “meditation” apps and found nothing work. I was reading the holy bible app and in one of the plans Abide popped up. I tried the plan and realized I slept better and felt bette because of the scripture readings as I laid in my bed and eventually drifted to sleep. Even my husband was surprised how refreshing this app was.
Abide please make it a one time fee option vs paying monthly or yearly. The app is great and would be better if the additional fees weren’t associated with it.
Maybe I’ll try again in the future
Improved my prayer life with God 5/5
This app is wonderful. I had the hardest time spending quality time with God. I kept getting distracted from my prayer or did not have the the discipline to so it regularly. I discovered Abide's Christian meditations on YouTube and then downloaded the app. I am so happy I found this. I am now looking forward to spending time with the Lord in the mornings. It helps me quiet down my thoughts just by listening and to ponder and meditate on God's word through prompts for thought or questions. Finally after praying alone with the narrator I often continue to pray myself and write my thoughts/ reflections down in a journal. And the best part is that it feels effortless thanks to bringing my thoughts into the right mindset. Thank you to all from Abide.
Not enjoyable 1/5
By a spiritual person
After trying the service out, I paid for the subscription... but my experience with the app and accessing meditations was terrible.
The app regularly freezes, and most of the meditation “guides” I cannot access despite paying!
Over it. I’ve asked for a refund, but it hasn’t happened.
I love Abide!! 5/5
Abide has been helping me grow my relationship with my Heavenly Father... The thing I love most are the daily meditations. It gives you something to really think about and consider with a prayer to end. Most of the time the meditations be exactly or in some sort, what I be going through or feeling throughout the day or just been lately. I highly recommend this app. The only thing I would like to see changed is the challenges. I didn't know much about them when they were free for 7 or 30 days (I don't remember) I was still trying to figure it out. At least make the free every other month or week that would be nice... especially for us whom that can really help that just need that extra bit of guidance. If not it's ok I still love the app. Oh and could you please go back to the update where it kept track of how many minutes you've meditated I don't too much like the days tracker.... thanks 🙏
I really am gaining peace from ABIDE 5/5
Thank you so much for putting this app together - it helps me 3:30am in the mornings before I clock in to my 4am shift
My Heavenly Father 5/5
By Natty Bermúdez Medina
Well developed 5/5
Flexible, God Centered, calming - perfect when you need to focus mentally and spiritually
Excellent devotionals 5/5
Listening to the devotionals and praying scripture is something that I look forward to each day.