The Office of Collegiate Ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency has launched its first daily scripture and prayer app. Available now for iPhones and iPads, UKirk Daily is a stripped down, bare bones version of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Daily Prayer App, which is based on the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship.
Offering two short readings from Psalms and the broader Scriptures, and a short prayer, UKirk Daily is as basic as it gets. The goal is simple—get people reading the same passages and praying the same prayer every day, together.
“UKirk Daily is based on a Taizé devotional app that I’ve used for years,” says UKirk’s national director, Jason Brian Santos. “Those daily readings and prayers became a way to feel connected to the community and to other pilgrims around the world.”
In the same way, Santos says, students and young adults can experience the same kind of connection to UKirk’s collegiate ministries, and to each other across the nation, as they navigate similar life challenges—simply by reading common Scriptures and a prayer on a daily basis.
“By borrowing from the PC(USA) daily lectionary, we also connect these young adults to the broader church,” adds Santos. “Our hope is this app will draw students, and those who work with them, closer together as they journey through the Scriptures.”
“If you read UKirk Daily for four years, you’d make your way through most of the Bible.”