If you’ve already downloaded the Abide app, you may have seen the Community tab across the bottom. In addition to our library of meditations, bedtime stories, and relaxing sleep music, Abide is an app designed for Christians to be well together. The Abide Community was developed to connect Christians, while creating a virtual space for testimonials, prayer requests, and service to others.
In the Community tab, you’re invited to share your testimonial, ask for prayers, or request a sponsorship to Abide’s premium membership. In return, you can scroll through the testimonial feed, send prayer support, or pay for an Abide membership for someone in need.
If you’re still on the fence, check out these three reasons why you should join the Abide community today.
Give the Gift of Sleep
After posting a testimonial and sharing her story on the app, Crystal was gifted a free premium membership to Abide from an anonymous member through the Pay-It-Forward feature. After years of struggling with insomnia, Crystal finally found relief with Abide. Read her incredible story below.
You have NO idea how grateful I have been to have this!Crystal, Abide user since July, 2020
I have always considered myself “sleep broken”. I was the kid at sleepovers or slumber parties, that would lie awake all night. From my earliest memories, I’ve never been able to fall asleep easy at all. It has always been like that. I am 42 now but in my late teens, started taking medicine that had sleep aides in them, such as Tylenol PM or Advil PM. By the time I was in my mid-twenties, I started taking prescription Ambien but took it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT for over 7 years! Their website says to take it up to 2 weeks during periods of insomnia. Yet I was prescribed the medicine, filled it, and took it every night. I had SEVERAL negative consequences from taking that, so I decided to quit. I swear, I didn’t sleep for like 3 months. It just didn’t matter what I did to get tired, how early I would wake up and how much I tried to do to get tired…as well as so many other things like warm baths, lavender, chamomile tea, warm milk, etc. Nothing worked. Tried taking Melatonin. Found my dose (much higher than it should be since taking other meds for so long) and eventually was able to wean myself down to 5 mg. each night. Which was a great win! But again, if I didn’t take it, I just could not fall asleep. I kid you not, the first night I used the Abide bedtime meditation, I was able to fall asleep within the 60 minutes I had it on, just by focusing on the story, the lulling voice, and the breathing exercises. (which by the way, I have tried several breathing methods in the past to no avail) I was so excited! I was falling asleep faster and faster each night. Now, I am down to setting the timer for only 15 minutes and falling asleep WAY before the end! I have been taking sleep aides for almost 30 years! You have no idea how wonderful this is for me! I haven’t taken a sleep aid since I got this scholarship in July! It is October! I am healed, Praise Jesus! And the scholarship was a huge blessing. Homeschooling mama of 3 with one medical needs teen. Thank you, Jesus and thank you Abide for the scholarship!”
Kindness is Contagious
Random acts of kindness just feel good – for everyone involved. Whether you need a little extra help or you have some extra love to give, the Abide Community is the perfect place to pay it forward. Easily request a scholarship or give the gift of Abide in just a few clicks! June was gifted Abide early last year. Her testimonial speaks for itself.
Thank you so much for your help. I cannot begin to tell you how much it means to me to have my subscription renewed as a scholarship. Your Christian kindness and the kindness and generosity of Abide has truly blessed me. I thank God for every person at Abide and pray that God will bless you all. Once again, thank you – you will never know how much this means to me.June, Abide user since 2019
Change a Life
When Tina was granted access to Abide premium, her life changed for the better. She put down the cigarettes and replaced it with a far healthier habit – daily meditation and prayer. Now, she’s addicted to starting her mornings with the Abide app and soaking in God’s love! Read her inspirational story below.
First I want to say praise God! And thank you for you. I’m so happy, it brought tears to my eyes when you replied so quickly and granted me favor to have his yearly subscription. I am completely speechless! I’m just so happy and I’ve been telling everybody about this wonderful app, and how it makes you feel to wake up everyday and listen to it. It has truly brought me closer to God, and the information that I’m getting is just out of this world. I’m totally addicted! I’m serious it is some type of addiction that I’ve got with this app, and I’m glad that it is replacing some of the things that I’ve been habitual with and trying to get out of my life. Now everyday I get up and I listen to this. I still have a cup of coffee in the morning, I don’t smoke as many cigarettes because I am praying and listening to the meditation. So it is starting to change my life in such a big way. Thank you, thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! You guys are so awesome!Tina, Abide User
Are you struggling to sleep at night like Crystal? Or maybe you just feel like spreading Jesus’ love today? Requesting a scholarship or giving the gift of Abide is easy. Click the buttons below to get started.