The Daily Prayer app is here!

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) launches first smart phone application

October 31, 2012

Screen shot of P:C(USA) daily prayer app on iPhone

Screen shot of just launched PC(USA) daily prayer app on iPhone —Dianna Ott


 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."

  1. Note - my suggestion is more for a calendar plug-in than a stand alone app.

    by David Willerup

    November 10, 2015

  2. In the hope the church is developing another, I'd like to suggest a calendar app that includes lectionary readings, liturgical colors, and links to the Glory to God Lectionary Index for compatible hymn suggestions.

    by David Willerup

    November 10, 2015

  3. Any headway on the Android or other systems? It's been about a year,now.

    by Everett Bosch

    August 20, 2013

  4. I love this app...but it would have helped to have some info about how it works. I couldn't figure out why the prayers I was praying at 5 AM where about the end of the day...until I discovered the clock icon in the menu bar. "How to Use This App needs expansion.

    by Leslie Mardenborough

    February 1, 2013

  5. I have it on I pad but would like the Android app. It is very nice!

    by Ruth Copeland

    January 16, 2013

  6. When Windows 8/Windows Phone version?

    by Edwin

    January 3, 2013

  7. I have noticed that the Morning Prayer section of Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession does not have the day-by-day variations that it has in the BCW. I wonder if that will be added at some point? I love the way that the daily changes bring us through an expansive range of prayers through the course of a week.

    by Cheri Danielson

    December 24, 2012

  8. This really needs to be available for android!

    by jean

    December 14, 2012

  9. iPhone, iPad etc. is all good, but I use BlackBerry (phone and PlayBook) (which can adapt Android) time for an app for the rest of us, eh?

    by Pam

    December 4, 2012

  10. Will the Android version be compatible with BlackBerry?

    by Pam

    November 26, 2012

  11. I love this app--thanks so much for it. But it does have one fault: it keeps jumping back to the Opening Sentences. Hope this gets corrected soon.

    by Cheri Danielson

    November 25, 2012

  12. I am so excited to learn about this and have shared it with all of my seminary, church, and Facebook friends. The interface is very easy to use, and very readable. Having the option to opt out of some of the readings is not for me, but the option will make it more "user friendly" for people who are new to the practice. I agree with all of Nick's suggestions. As Sandy mentioned, it would also be wonderful to have the BoCW available electronically as an app or ebook. In sum, thank you!

    by Victoria Brown

    November 21, 2012

  13. When will this be on Android? There are almost twice as many Android phones as there are iPhones!

    by Dave Adams

    November 18, 2012

  14. Thank you for this app. Well done! If you are taking nominations for next-in-line to develop, I would really appreciate having the pastoral edition of the BoCW on my iPad.

    by Sandy Hackett

    November 13, 2012

  15. I agree with Steve Wright. Top quality app developed by my church...awesome! Already started using it and can't wait to share it.

    by Kurt Helmcke

    November 12, 2012

  16. Great app! It cost less than a Grande Vanilla Latte @ Starbucks and it will last so much longer. What a deal!

    by Steve Wright

    November 1, 2012

  17. I'm glad to hear there's an Android version coming! Looking forward to it!

    by Mary Breden

    October 31, 2012

  18. Can't wait for the Android version.

    by PMGarlikov

    October 31, 2012

  19. Looking forward to the Android (better) version. Cool idea guys! Only functionality items I can think of that would be nice-t0-haves are 1) an alarm clock function that could schedule when to remind you to pray [yes, sad that we need this. But also somewhat realistic], and 2) a share function so you can post a particular prayer to facebook, twitter, etc.

    by Nick Mannweiler

    October 31, 2012

  20. This is a tool for prayer, Todd, like any prayer book. At this price it's significantly less expensive than any prayer book I know. Of course, the wonderful gift of prayer is that God is ready to listen to our prayers at any time, no special texts or tools required! But we hope that this app will encourage more people to explore the discipline of daily prayer.

    by David Gambrell

    October 31, 2012

  21. Yes, the Android version is in the works!

    by David Gambrell

    October 31, 2012

  22. Pay-to-pray. Really?

    by todd jenkins

    October 31, 2012

  23. It looks great and I'm eager to use it. I hope the Android version will be coming soon.

    by J.R Heckerman

    October 31, 2012