What is the Best Daily Prayer App? PrayNow
Overstatement, you say? Me? Would I do that? Never!
Seriously though, I’ve spent a lot of time looking through, and at, a lot of daily prayer Apps and I will simply say it, without fear of contradiction, PrayNow for iOS and Android is, far and away, the most complete, well designed and useful daily prayer and devotional app available. Period. Why do I say this? Because it offers you an entirely self-contained resource that provides you an orderly, daily opportunity to pray through Scriptures and meditate on them, with supporting resources, like….orders of daily prayer, using the classic, historic orders of the Church: Matins, Vespers and Compline, and more recent versions of these services. There are additional prayers available, and…can also buy the companion musical recording, load it up on your device, and you can use PrayNow and chant and sing along with the prayer offices. That recording is called “Evening and Morning” and it is available from Concordia Publishing House.
There are other daily prayer apps out and about on the Interwebs, but none this well done, this complete, or this easy to use. This app does not require an Internet connection to use, once it is installed on your particular device.
Note to Kindle Fire owners: Amazon informed us they are working on getting PrayNow into the Fire store. Somebody can tell me why Amazon just didn’t design the Fire to use any/all Android apps.
Here are more details about PrayNow.
PrayNow is the daily prayer app that places the Scriptures at the center of daily meditation and prayer.
“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Daily prayer should be central to what we do as Christians. Yet it is so easy for the pressures and stresses of daily life to crowd out the time for meaningful prayer.
PrayNow is designed to meet the needs of the Christian who wishes to follow a disciplined order of daily prayer centered in the Scriptures and to use the rich resources of the church’s ancient daily orders of prayers with writings from the Church Fathers.
Pray Now provides you with the following:
Complete texts for each day:
- A reading from the Psalms
- An Old Testament reading
- A New Testament reading
- A selection from a writing by a church father
- A hymn stanza
- A prayer for the day
Complete orders for daily prayer:
- Features the feasts, festivals, and commemorations of the Christian Church Year
- The full text of the Psalms is available with, or without, chant notation
- A full collection of prayers for the days of the week and for various aspects of your life in Christ
- Full texts for every day appear automatically according to the calendar
- Dynamic calendar allows you to display text for any day
- Choose between five different fonts
- Fully scalable font size
- Night reading mode
- Bookmarking capabilities
Here are more details about the companion music for PrayNow, Evening and Morning.
Who is this product for?
A perfect complement for those who use Treasury of Daily Prayer or the PrayNow app in their personal time of worship. Or for those who desire to connect their personal devotion time to the Church’s pattern of prayer will find this to be a rich and meaningful resource.
What does this provide for you?
• An inspirational time of worship during your daily devotion time.
• The sounds of Treasury of Daily Prayer brought to life through music.
• It’s all on CD—so you can enjoy these musical gems while traveling.
What is it?
A beautiful set of recordings of the sung and spoken portions of the prayer services offered in Treasury of Daily Prayer. Performed by the Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary.
• Matins (8 tracks)
• Vespers (6 tracks)
• Morning Prayers (7 tracks)
• Evening Prayers (8 tracks)
• Compline (6 tracks)
Matins Te Deum (sample audio).
View additional excerpts and testimonials; or leave a message, comment, or testimonial of your own on our discussion board at cph.org/prayer.
The Kantorei is a choir of sixteen male voices from the student body of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The recordings have been prepared to allow an individual, family, or even a small group to have the support to confidently sing the liturgy of the prayer services.
Choir: The Seminary Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary
Director: Richard C. Resch
Organist: Paul J. Grime
Officiant (spoken): Charles Brown
Officiant (sung): Dallas Dubke Jr.
The individual tracks include the following:
01 Matins Sentences
02 Matins Venite
03 Matins Responsory
04 Matins Te Deum
05 Matins Benedictus
06 Matins Kyrie/Our Father
07 Matins Collect
08 Matins Benedictus & Benediction
09 Vespers Sentences
10 Vespers Responsory
11 Vespers Magnificat
12 Vespers Kyrie/Our Father
13 Vespers Collect
14 Vespers Benedictus & Benediction
15 Morning Prayer Sentences
16 Morning Prayer Venite
17 Morning Prayer In Many Ways
18 Morning Prayer Benedictus
19 Morning Prayer Collect
20 Morning Prayer Our Father
21 Morning Prayer Benedictus & Benediction
22 Evening Prayer Service of Light
23 Evening Prayer Psalm 141
24 Evening Prayer In Many Ways
25 Evening Prayer Magnificat
26 Evening Prayer Litany
27 Evening Prayer Collect
28 Evening Prayer Our Father
29 Evening Prayer Benedictus & Benediction
30 Compline Opening Sentences
31 Compline Confession
32 Compline Lessons
33 Compline Responsory
34 Compline Prayer
35 Compline Prayers
36 Compline Our Father
37 Compline Nunc Dimittis
38 Compline Benediction