Forward Day by Day

Forward Day by Day

By Forward Movement

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2012-09-20
  • Current Version: 2.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.30 MB
  • Developer: Forward Movement
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 55 Ratings


Forward Day by Day offers prayer on the go -- daily spiritual practices for busy people. The app includes the daily meditation from Forward Day By Day, daily morning and evening prayer from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, and the daily scripture readings from the lectionary.



  • Quarterly Authors

    By Jane 78704
    I was so happy to discover in my hard copy of Forward that it can be downloaded to my phone. No more anxiety about getting my quarterly copy at church before they’re all gone : ). What I did notice in the online version is no reference to the author biographies. I always enjoy reading about the person who is contributing each month and gaining perspective of their background and how it might enhance their daily thoughts.
  • Love!

    By SarahsBolt
    So excited to have found this app! Makes finding the daily readings so much easier than googling when you’re “on the go”.

    By JuneauRain
    On my iPad, I discovered that if I open this app then close it and open it again the font is bigger and easily readable. Does this work for anyone else?
  • Allow for font size control - otherwise good

    By Western Electric 302
    Updated Feb 2018: the journaling date issue is now corrected. Only outstanding issue: need the ability to adjust the font using the iOS font setting. I love using this to pray the daily office. ———- previous review ———- Would rate a solid 5 stars if only I could adjust the font size. Also the journal is one day behind. I would love to make an entry for today - not yesterday. The type is just too small to read comfortably. Otherwise very nicely customizable to stay on the same lectionary cycle as my church. Thank you for making this available! I don’t mind paying for it; Forward Movement does good work with their publications.
  • I love it.

    By JDB-P/T
    I love it. It’s a basic in my daily reading. Thank you so much for fixing journal!
  • Good, could improve readability

    By Ksduon
    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.
  • Doesn't work

    By Skitalets
    This is a poor effort on the part of Forward Movement. The daily prayer feature doesn't work reliably for the current day and gives no visible feedback or error if it can't load the Office. The app also invariably opens to the meditation, even if you were just in the Daily Office. This means that if your phone closes the app, you have to tap several times to get back to your place. If you were in the middle of prayer and no longer have a network connection, too bad. Overall the app is much worse than Derek Olsen's breviary website, and it costs $7 instead of Derek's donation model. Avoid.
  • Prayers

    By Tambow
    Where are For Today & A Morning Resolve? I have those prayers taped in my desk drawer, but I took great comfort having them in my phone for all those times I'm away from my desk.
  • Update please!

    By Slammom
    I have long used this app as my morning meditation, and turned to the prayer library during the day, when I might not have your books handy and within reach. With the new IOS versions, my screen is now blank except for the buttons at the bottom. I am no longer able to see daily meditations or any of the other features. It is greatly missed! I would give it five stars if I could see it again;)
  • App is Broken

    By Mark G.
    App is broken. I received a pop-up from Apple when opening this app, saying the developer needs to update app. I second that.