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 On this Reformation Day, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) launches its first smart phone application—an iPhone/iPad app for daily prayer.

Daily Prayer PC(USA) provides brief services for daily prayer based on the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship, including psalms for the day, readings from the daily lectionary, and prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.

At this time, the app provides liturgies for morning and evening prayer, automatically selecting the appropriate service and lectionary readings based on the time and date settings of your iPhone or iPad. Future versions will include midday prayer and prayer at the close of day.

Features include

•     a calendar tool, allowing you to find psalms, readings, and prayers for other dates;

•     the clock icon, which enables you to select morning or evening prayer, overriding the current time of day;

•     an “advanced features” menu that lets you toggle on/off various options and select between two versions of the Lord’s Prayer; and

•     a brief tutorial, providing information about the practice of daily prayer and instruction on using the app.

The price for the app is $2.99. Proceeds will be used for the development of additional electronic resources for prayer and study. You can find the app here or by searching the iTunes App Store for “PC(USA) daily prayer.”

 If you like the app, please give us a positive rating or review in the App Store. This will help us to spread the good news and promote the app to others. If you have suggestions or ideas for improvement, please send us an email. Your feedback will help us to refine and expand the app.

For more information, you may also visit our website or sign up for our newsletter. Stay tuned for updates, including an Android version of the app.

"Our hope is that God will bless, preserve, and keep us in the practice of daily prayer through this app," says David Gambrell, associate for Worship for Presbyterian Mission Agency. "How appropriate on Reformation Day that we offer the church a new way to engage an ancient practice of faith."