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. Also included are the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Holy days.
The app provides liturgies Morning, Midday, Evening, and Close of Day Prayer, selecting the appropriate service and lectionary readings based on the time and date settings of your iPhone or iPad. The calendar tool allows users to find psalms, readings, and prayers for other dates. Use the clock icon to select Morning, Midday, Evening, or Close of Day Prayer, overriding current time of day.
The “advanced features” menu allows users to toggle on/off various options and select between two versions of the Lord’s Prayer.
A brief tutorial provides information about the practice of Daily Prayer and instruction on using the app.
Also available is a Company of Pastors (In-App Purchase) that adds daily readings, including readings from the Book of Confessions. These readings use a proprietary eight-week psalm cycle, with all 150 psalms represented. This psalm cycle replaces the regular daily lectionary psalms, but the advanced settings menu allows users to toggle between the two options. Readings from the Book of Confessions follow a two year cycle.
- Updated Heidelberg translations for Company of Pastors
Ratings and Reviews
Really Needs an update!!
Very basic and not especially appealing UI.
Would be nice to be updated to the “new” Book of Common Worship (now four years old!), with more diversity by day, the palm prayers, etc.
Certainly not worth paying for at this point, and the extra charge for the company of pastors (to provide things otherwise available for free) seems silly.
There are many daily prayer apps with better functionality available for free.
Great content, problematic interface
I really appreciate the content and pattern of daily prayer. Am using it now with my congregation. The interface desperately needs some updates — particularly for newer iOS devices. It doesn’t use the full iPhone X screen for example, and that phone is from 2017. Same is true on the iPad Pro 11 from 2018. In Xcode, the developer should see this in the emulator after setting the device to either of these or more recent. Would be great to have full display used. With iOS 14, the date picker becomes invisible when in night mode, which is very challenging — the connection to night mode is far from obvious. I’ve also tried purchasing the Company of New Pastors feature for another year, but it always crashes the app. Been trying this for a couple years, I suspect. For groups using it, it would be nice also to have the book page numbers in the liturgy and the liturgy included somewhere online for the Book of Common Worship. Thanks for the app! The recently added share options are helpful. If you update to the new Book of Common Worship, I hope you’ll keep the 1993 version as an option.
GREAT AS A STARTING PLACE FOR DAILY DEVOTIONS
I was looking for an app that is available on the fly as a starting place for daily devotions that would incorporate elements of Scripture and prayer. In a simple and basic way, this app does that. Using readings from the daily lectionary and prayers from the PCUSA Book of Common Worship, it gives different selections for morning, mid-day and evening devotions. It is not technologically slick (offering a choice if Bible translations would be nice) but it does the job. In my typical devotions without the app, I tend to follow a biblical book with a few paragraphs each day followed by my personal prayer notes. This opens the world for me with the variety of selections, some of which have led me to sermons or things to share with others. I have not tried the Company of Pastors add on, as I don't have time to explore that. I have an iPhone 6 and have had no problems in operation.
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- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), A Corporation
- 16.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corp
- In-App Purchases
- Company of Pastors $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.