PC(USA) Daily Prayer app on top 20 list for most-used lifestyle apps

Will add midday and close-of-day prayer in next update

January 22, 2013


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s first smartphone application—the daily prayer app—continues to receive positive reviews from its users. 

"We’re very pleased by the reception we’ve gotten from people using it,” says Michael Trier, director of information technology for the church’s Presbyterian Mission Agency. “We’re updating the app every four to six weeks. We’ll be adding midday and close-of-day prayer in February.”

During the Christmas/New Year holiday, Trier was surprised to learn that the daily prayer app was no. 19 on Apple’s top 20 lifestyle apps list. “It’s quite significant,” says Trier. “It’s based on recent activity. People are using our updates as this app evolves.”

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Daily prayer app on Apple's top 20 lifestyle app list during holidays —Screen Shot by Michael Trier

Since the daily prayer app was released in October, the update users have most requested is an Android version of the app. “It would give all smartphone users access to the app, not just iPhone users,” says Trier. “Currently we plan to test the Android version in March, releasing it shortly thereafter.”

The daily prayer app also got a positive review in the January 14 issue of Worship Times. “The reaction to the app opens up other opportunities for us,” says Trier. “The daily prayer app met a need, opening up additional spaces of prayer, for users in their daily activity. We hope to meet additional needs like that in whatever app we create next.”

  1. Google Play Store now has the app as PC(USA) Daily Prayer. I purchased it; $2.99, I think. Download & install we flawless. Thank you!

    by Everett Bosch

    March 12, 2014

  2. Yes - any updates on the Android app?

    by Sarah Erickson

    December 12, 2013

  3. Is there any word on when the Android app might be available?

    by David Spaulding

    November 14, 2013

  4. My app hasn't been showing the readings at all, just the date and a blank screen. I'm wondering with the iPhone os update if something happened? Anyone else having a problem and/or have a suggestion?

    by Holly

    October 31, 2013

  5. This is an excellent resource! The ap is very well done, and the prayers are fresh every day. Thanks to those who made this and maintain it!

    by Jeff

    October 22, 2013

  6. I love the daily prayer app and use it nearly every day for my personal devotions. I love it almost every day. But on the days where you don't provide a great prayer of thanksgiving I am alaays disappointed. I need at least an outline to follow, or I get lost in trying to be sure I've included everything ... And then I lose all sense of prayerfulness. Thank you for providing this useful tool!

    by Ginny Browne

    August 5, 2013

  7. I do not find the app when I search for it on my Ipod. Any suggestions?

    by Jennifer Lundgren

    February 28, 2013

  8. I look forward the Android app is well. What a pleasant surprise that is the 19th most popular iPhone app. I suspect it could rise into the top 10 overall with the Android app.

    by Peter McManus

    January 27, 2013

  9. Are you planning an app for the iPad? I would be interested!

    by Jeanne Kumbalek

    January 23, 2013