Subscribing to a devotional is a helpful tool on BibleGateway.com. When you click on any devotional on Bible Gateway (you can choose from our full list of our online devotionals here), you'll see a subscription panel. It looks like this:
This panel lets you subscribe to a devotional that you want to follow. Subscribing to a devotional makes it easier for you to keep up with your reading by allowing you to:
- Have reminders sent directly to your email when a new reading is ready
- Choose your own starting date and track your reading progress
- Pause a devotional at any time and easily catch up with readings you've fallen behind in
To subscribe to a devotional or reading plan, you'll need to be logged into a free Bible Gateway account. Here is a Help article about how to create an account: Create an Account.
Once you have an account and are logged in, choose one of our devotionals and click the Subscribe button on it. This will open a calendar view that you can use to select the date on which you wish to start the devotional.
You can also opt to have email reminders sent to you whenever a new reading is ready by selecting the Send reminders to... checkbox:
Choose your start date and check the email reminder box (if you want), then click the Start button. (If you aren't logged in at this point, you'll be prompted to log in or create a free account when you press the button to subscribe.)
Now that you're subscribed, Bible Gateway will remember where you are in that devotional when you click the 'Mark As Complete' button at the end of each day's reading. Any time you visit your devotional, you'll be presented with the next reading. You can manage your subscription by clicking on the date above each reading:
The panel that opens up gives you the option to pause or restart the devotional, start or stop email reminders, unsubscribe from devotional, or "catch up" the devotional by marking all previous entries as "read".
Once you're subscribed to a devotional, you'll want to visit it regularly to do the readings. Most of our devotionals have a new reading either weekly or daily. If you checked the box to receive an email reminder when a new reading is ready, you'll get an email reminder (with a link to the new reading) on the appropriate days.