The One Minute Pause is a simple way to reconnect with God in the midst of your busy day. From John Eldredge, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild at Heart and Captivating. Based on the One Minute Pause chapter in his newest book Get Your Life Back, this app invites you into the simple practice of releasing everything to God, restoring your union with God and inviting Him to fill you.

Start with the one minute pause and then unlock longer pauses as your progress in your practice.

1 Minute
3 Minute
5 Minute
10 Minute Pauses are available

What’s New

Version 9.0.0

Update includes support for iOS 14.3

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
450 Ratings

450 Ratings

Steptree ,

Just Beautiful!

Love this App! The best app I have downloaded in awhile. In a world full of distractions, anxiety, tension, frivolousness and social media, I am very very thankful to Mr. Eldredge and his team for developing this God-centered, God-focused app. It is so so much needed in such a time as this. And it is totally free! This in itself is very humbling, because I have downloaded apps not in the least bit designed with such detail and thought that were not free, if nothing else but to remove the ad. But not this app. Everything is just beautiful. The soothing music, the beautiful background scenery and the meditations themselves. You can tell the app was very well thought out, designed to get one back centered and focused on our good and mighty Heavenly Father. The only very minor thing I wish would be considered, is to give you the option to make the font larger for the excerpt readings from his book. Although I have purchased the book, I like to read the excerpts from time to time while I have the app open. Just a minor suggestion for an awesome app. Thank you!

MrsSandhop ,

10/10 Recommend

HIGHLY suggest this app.

If you are a believer who struggles with chronic anxiety or are just struggling with extra stress in your life right now given current unknowns... Check this out!

Meditation, I think, is becoming more accepted in Christian communities... but sometimes the word turns people off “We don’t want your new age crap!! Holy water! Holy water!” 😉
I’ve personally tried some Jon Cabat Zinn guided mediations and they did WONDERS for me. Literally talked me down from panic attack to breathing and thinking normal.

This?! I Love it even more. And! It is definitely a “safe place” for those who who are hesitant with the whole mediation thing.

If you’ve been hesitant about mediating, but have been suggested in therapy or by your naturopath to try meditation for your anxiety or depression - try this. It’s a guided mediation led by our brother in Christ John Eldredge. He invites you to pause and focus on the present moment and lean into the Presence of God for Peace and Comfort and to give Him total control. You start with a 1 minute meditation and after you’ve done that 3 times throughout 2 days or so, it unlocks a 3 minute, and so on and so forth until you reach 15 to 20 minutes.
So! It’s super slow going; non-intrusive.
As the minutes get longer, more opportunities to invite healing into broken circumstances are introduced.

Amazing. Absolutely amazing, you guys. Give it a go.

Peace be with you ❤️🙏🏻

bueller919 ,

100% Life Changing...if you use it.

Yes, life is hectic. Yes, I am remarkably distracted, as are most in this digital age. I have failed to hear the voice of God for what has felt like...years. Yet, this app brings me home. The daily (multiple times per day) exercise has helped heal my union with God. There has yet to be a time, after running through a pause, that I don’t leave feeling full and whole. My daughters (ages 6 & 3) have watched as I reconnect with God. They love it, ask for it even. It’s helped me communicate with them what union with God looks like.’s helped heal my marriage as I invite my wife into intimacy with Jesus and I’ve watched as her heart softens. Every believer needs the simplicity of this exercise. Sometimes we just need someone to gently bring us back into communion with the living God. Give it a try. Let your heart go. It can help transform you, fill you, focus you, if you’ll let it.

App Privacy

The developer, Ransomed Heart, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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