As mobile devices have grown to become a part of our lives, so has the number of apps available helping us to pray.
We’ve picked out a number which you might find helpful. Explore the options, they each take their own approach, so find the one that might be right for you!
“Find complete services for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer from the Church of England with this official Daily Prayer app. From the earliest days of Christianity, Christians have gathered at regular times each day and night to read the Bible, praise God and pray for the world. Daily Prayer helps the Christians of today take part in this regular pattern of worship.”
Reflections for Daily Prayer
“Make Bible study and reflection part of your everyday routine with the Reflections for Daily Prayer app. This easy to use daily prayer app is based on the only Bible reading notes designed specifically for the Church of England by Church House Publishing. Following the Common Worship lectionary, the Reflections for Daily Prayer app allows you to read and reflect every day on the same passages as thousands of Anglicans worldwide.”
Reflections for Advent 2015
“Reflections for Advent offers a simple way to make space for Bible study and reflection from Monday 30 November to Christmas Eve (24 December) 2015. Each day (excluding Sundays) it provides daily Bible readings, a reflection by a leading author, and a prayer for the day for you to read or listen to as audio. As author Samuel Wells says in his new introduction to the season included in the app, keeping Advent offers us “a discovery of a longing that’s deeper than our longing, the longing we call God’s waiting for us”.”
Christian Prayer App
“Experience the power of prayer with the Christian Prayer App from PrayWithMe.com. The Christian Prayer app provides hope and healing by connecting your Facebook friends and mobile contacts with the ability to share prayer requests, schedule prayer reminders, and know when others are praying! We all know that saying our prayers is important to our Christ entered lives.”
Daily Bible Devotion
“Get new devotionals everyday with a Bible verse and how to apply it to your life. Daily Bible Devotion gives you daily devotionals and Bible verses that are inspirational, easy to understand and grows your relationship with God. Share this with others even those who aren’t saved or church goers. Save your favourite devotionals to read later or to reference later. Each day a new devotional will be delivered to the app.”
“The Divine Office App is The Best Catholic iPhone and iPad App, having won About.com Reader’s Choice Awards for the last three years in a row. This app is an opportunity for you to participate in the recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours: the public prayer of the Christian community.”
“Echo Exists to help you pray. We believe that prayer is a powerful and effective way for us to connect with God. If you’re anything like us, the biggest obstacles that keep you from praying are difficulty organizing or keeping a list of your prayers, then actually remembering to pray for those things when life gets busy. Echo was created to solve these problems, and to give you space to engage with your Creator.”
“PrayerMate helps you be faithful in prayer for the people and causes you care about. Every day, PrayerMate will select a person or topic that you’ve entered from each of your main categories (perhaps ‘My family’ or ‘My small group at church’) and show them to you as a series of index cards – then just swipe between them to pray. It brings together prayer points you’ve entered manually, regular updates from a whole host of Christian charities and churches, PDF prayer letters and daily prayer pointers from ‘Operation World’.”
Prayers & Blessings Daily
“This app delivers inspiring and biblical prayers and blessings to you every day, to give a new source of inspiration in how to pray. You can choose between different versions of the text, and even have it read aloud to you! The app also allows you to share the scripture with friends via email, text message and popular social media sites.”