Our Bible App Devotional Submissions

Welcome to our submissions form! Thank you for your interest in submitting a devotional for Our Bible App.

Before Submitting:

  • Please review and understand the Author Agreement and Publishing Policy found below.
  • Download the app and check out some of the devotionals that are already published.
  • Decide whether your submission is a Spiritual/Bible-Free, Bible-Lite, or Biblical Daily Devotional and submit your devotional using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. (You can find out more information about each type of devotional by clicking on their link.)

Author Agreement

This Author Agreement is made between the undersigned Devotional Writer (Author) and Our Bible App, Inc (OBA) digital platform.

Terms and Conditions

In consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the all parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. Publisher owns the Android and iPhone application, Our Bible App.
  2. The Author agrees to these terms and conditions by submitting devotional content to OBA via its online submission platform. OBA has sole and exclusive discretion in deciding whether or not to publish devotional  content on OBA’s platforms, including, but not limited to, Our Bible App, website, and newsletter.
  3.  N/A
  4. The Author agrees, as a contributing devotional writer, that all submissions of interest written and submitted to OBA may be published and/or distributed to all OBA platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or other related uses.
  5. All Parties agree that there are no minimum or maximum number of devotional submissions that the Author must submit to OBA, and that the Author is free to refrain from submitting any devotional submissions to OBA. Similarly Our Bible App doesn’t commit to publishing any minimum number of the Author’s submissions.
  6. Author’s services under this Agreement are as an independent contractor. The Parties agree that the Author is not an employee of Our Bible App and is not entitled to any employee benefits offered OBA to its employees. The Parties acknowledge and agree that the Author is free to publish on other Platforms and/or other media in accordance with Author’s sole and exclusive interest and desire, and that the Author’s work product is limited exclusively to those devotional submissions accepted by OBA for publication on its media platforms.
  7. Author warrants that all submissions will be original works of authorship of the Author and will not infringe upon or violate any intellectual property right of any third party, and Author indemnifies OBA specifically against any damages arising out of a violation of this Paragraph 7.
  8. This Agreement creates a confidential relationship between the Author and Our Bible App. Information concerning OBA and/or its agents, subcontractors, collaborating partners, as well as the Author’s business affairs, vendors, finances, properties, methods of operation, computer programs, employees, documentation, and other such information whether written, oral, or otherwise, is confidential in nature. Our Bible App and the Author, and all their agents or representatives will adhere fully to this confidentiality agreement.
  9. The above compensation licenses full rights of the submission to OBA for uses outlined in this agreement. The Author may submit duplicates of any devotional submissions published by OBA on Our Bible App or other media      platforms to other publications as well. In the event that Author publishes any devotional submission originally published by OBA on Our Bible App, then the Author will include at the end of the submission the following attribution: “Originally published by OBA on Our Bible App, Inc, a program of Intersections.”
  10. This Agreement will continue until terminated by either party by written notice.
  11. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions between the parties with regard to the matters set forth herein, and it supersedes all other agreements, proposals, and representations, oral or written, express or implied, with regard thereto.

By submitting your content to Submittable you agree to these terms. 


Publishing Policy

While we are a community that supports free speech, there are a few things that we are unable to publish. We want to create safer spaces for individuals all along the spiritual spectrum. Our readers are devout Christians and mystics . They identify as spiritual but not religious, while others are simply agnostic. Some are encountering spirituality for the first time or are re-engaging with a Christian tradition that has caused them much trauma in the past. Others are learned theologians, and still more identify as conservative Christians. We believe that the Christian blanket is large enough for all of us to fit under and that no one, when reaching for this resource, should feel as if they are an outsider.
 

1. NO HATE SPEECH:

We will not publish content that frames in a negative light LGBTQ people and women. We will not publish content that is anti-black, anti-brown, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, or anti-Semitic.

We will not publish content that is ableist, sexist, or racist.

2. NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES:

Fact check your work.

We value the use of Biblical criticism and various systems of theology in our devotional content. We also value and embrace the use of science and informed viewpoints. To this end, we do not allow devotionals that have conspiracy theories or political opinions that cannot be validated with facts. 

3. DO NOT YUCK ANYONE’S YUM:

If you have to put down someone else’s faith in order to make buoyant your own, we will not be able to publish it. 

We cannot, in good conscience, publish language that infers/declares one denomination/tradition to be false or inferior. The truth does not need to be qualified.

4. STAY SEX POSITIVE (EVEN IF YOUR PIECE IS ABOUT CELIBACY):

Our Bible App celebrates the complexities of sex our Creator has given us. 

We will not publish content that promotes purity culture or rape culture.

We will not publish anything that presents a clear gender role bias.

5. USE PROFANITY WITH THOUGHTFULNESS AND DIGNITY:

We believe that profanity has a place even in spiritual thoughtfulness. Some messages cannot be conveyed without it. Please use any profanity with thoughtfulness and clear intent, otherwise it will be censored (s***).

We reserve the right to update and change these policies without notice.

Podcast Submissions

Spiritual/Bible-Free Daily Devotionals do not require biblical knowledge or content at all. 

Suggested Themes

  • Justice as Worship
  • Self Care: Caring for yourself to care for others
  • Compassion: Springs of life in deserted places
  • Family: Finding family in the strangest of places
  • Relationships: Sex now or sex later
  • Truth: A tangle of lies
  • Addiction: When is enough enough?

Submissions Should Include the Following:

  • Title and Theme: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is.
  • Number of days that your devotional lasts: Include as many days as you like, but no less than 3 days.
  • Quote or *Bible Passage: *This is an optional addition to each day of your devotional, unless you are submitting a Biblical Daily Devotional.
    • Quoted Bible passages must include the book, chapter, verse, and Bible translation. E.g. Matthew 5:10-12 (NRSV). 
    • If including quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on).
  • Main Message: Budget about 200-750 words per message, per day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.


Submission Example: 

Justice for All: A 3-Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Inspirational/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought. If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). 

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. This could also be a prayer. Example: "Today think about the ways you have been called to show Christ to others through your justice works." OR "Lord, help me to allow you into the moments when I have the opportunity to step out in faith and let my hands be your hands."

Day 2: Living a Life of Action

Inspirational/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought.  If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). 

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read.

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Inspirational/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought.  If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). 

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. 



Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, YouTube pages, Twitter handles, etc.

Bible-Lite Daily Devotionals require minimal biblical and theological knowledge and may also incorporate non-biblical inspiration and content.


Suggested Themes

  • Justice as Worship
  • Self Care: Caring for yourself to care for others
  • Compassion: Springs of life in deserted places
  • Family: Finding family in the strangest of places
  • Relationships: Sex now or sex later
  • Truth: A tangle of lies
  • Addiction: When is enough enough?

Submissions Should Include the Following:

  • Title and Theme: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is.
  • Number of days that your devotional lasts: Include as many days as you like, but no less than 3 days.
  • Quote or *Bible Passage: *This is an optional addition to each day of your devotional, unless you are submitting a Biblical Daily Devotional.
    • Quoted Bible passages must include the book, chapter, verse, and Bible translation. E.g. Matthew 5:10-12 (NRSV). 
    • If including quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on).
  • Main Message: Budget about 200-750 words per message, per day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.

Submission Example: 

Justice for All: A 3-Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Scripture/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought.  If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). Quoted Bible passages must include the book, chapter, verse, and Bible translation. E.g. Matthew 5:10-12 (NRSV). 

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. This may also be a prayer. Example: "Today think about the ways you have been called to show Christ to others through your justice works." OR "Lord, help me to let you into the moments in my day when I can choose to step out in faith and let my hands be your hands."

Day 2: Living a Life of Action

Scripture/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought.  If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). Quoted Bible passages must include the book, chapter, verse, and Bible translation. E.g. Matthew 5:10-12 (NRSV). 

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read.   

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Scripture/Relevant Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand-in-hand with your daily worship thought.  If using quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on). Quoted Bible passages must include the book, chapter, verse, and Bible translation. E.g. Matthew 5:10-12 (NRSV).  

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 to 750 word post for the day. Your message should be concise, and each day should have one clear focus/main purpose for your readers.  

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read.  

Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, YouTube pages, Twitter handles, etc.

Our Bible app is seeking submissions for its library of devotionals. If you have a message that is affirming & diverse you can submit your finished work and we'll review it for the app. You can look forward to sharing your message with people around the world. Now we can all be connected in a community of affirming spirituality.  Submit at least 3 days together.


  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is. Include the duration of your devotional.
  • Main Verse: What Bible passage is your message built on? Include Bible translation (NIV, KJV, MSG..)
  • Main message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  
  • *Submit at least 3 days together.

Example: 3 Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Bible Text: Use this space to include the text that goes hand in hand with your daily worship thought. Include the translation of the text that best fits your message. ie: Matthew 5:13-16 MSG

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).
*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 2: Living A Life of Action

Bible Text: EXAMPLE: “Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.” -Philippians 2:14-16

Message: EXAMPLE Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.... (Remember you have 200 to 1,000 words for this section)

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Bible Text: Insert your bible text ie: Romans 5:6-9 (MSG)

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, youtube pages, Twitter handles, etc. 
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