LOUISVILLE

A free app for the daily devotional website d365, written by those who know and love youth, has been downloaded more than 28,000 times in just over seven months.

“Youth and young adults are learning how to read scripture and pray daily by using this app,” said Gina-Yeager Buckley, associate for Ministries with Youth. “That’s really exciting and encouraging to those of us working behind the scenes of this project.”

In 2014, d365 had 1.5 million visitors, with 400,000 devotion sessions happening through the iPhone and iPad app.

“That’s nearly 2 million total devotional experiences in one year,” Yeager-Buckley said.

Designed by Passport Inc., d365 is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Episcopal Church.  It follows the Revised Common Lectionary.

Using weekly themes, d365 guides users through five simple devotional steps: Pause, Listen, Think, Pray and Go.

The recent d365 Advent/Christmas devotional, Following the Star, had 160,000 visits and 80,000 sessions through the app.

“We encourage all of our users to sign up now in time for the Lent/Easter series, Journey to the Cross,” Yeager-Buckley said. “That way, they’ll be able to get daily reminders to help them truly engage with Jesus’ life and timeless presence.”