Forward Day by Day 4+

Forward Movement

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 55 Ratings
    • Free



Forward Day by Day offers prayer on the go—daily spiritual practices for busy people. In English and Spanish. The app includes the daily meditation from Forward Day by Day, as well as all daily prayers from The Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, and the daily scripture readings from the lectionary. Integrated podcasts allow users to listen within the app as they read. Display preferences provide various fonts and text sizing options. Forward Day by Day is an offering of Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church.

What’s New

Version 3.3.23

Fixes a bug transferring the Eve of Holy Name.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

KatherineOlivier ,

Not connected to the internet era

I love this app and just started using it 4 days ago. For the first time I am having trouble with it though. It says I am not connected to the internet and also to retry. I checked my internet connection and in fact I am connected to the internet and am able to play video on Safari. So I uninstalled it and shut down my phone. Then After several minutes I turned my phone on again, reinstalled the app and I am getting the same message. I then checked the internet connection once again and am connected just fine. I have thoroughly enjoyed having this app. Help!

Western Electric 302 ,

Recommended for being customizable and the developers’ attention to detail and frequent updates

All the prayers and the lectionary readings you need to pray the Daily Office or to pray shorter devotions. And it can be as traditional or modern as you like, and can be simplified or prayer with the Angelus and Regina Coeli. I’ve been using Forward Day by Day since 2018 and have watched a good app get even better. Back then I liked the basic layout and functionality, but was disappointed that I was stuck with a small font size, even if I used a larger one in my iOS default settings. That was changed a few years ago; now there is a choice of fonts, sizes, screen colors, bold/italic for responses, and even drop caps, for a nice touch. I’ve used the app at home, for meetings, when traveling, and I’ve been happy with how well it has performed. If anyone asks about devotions or the daily office, I mention this app. Sending someone to the BCP for that is just unkind, since they’re so hard to follow there. I like to support Forward Movement, for the multitude of good things they do, and with this quality app, it’s just another reason to support them.

Ksduon ,

Good, could improve readability

I like this app. It is handy to have the Bible readings, daily office, and the reflection on the readings.

However, the font is very small and hard to read. It would be helpful to have a way to increase the font so it is easier to read. I agree with other comments about access to the prayers, A Morning Resolve and A Prayer for Today.

It would also be nice to have reminders at certain times of the day that could be set by the user.

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