Do you find your prayers to God to be repetitive and boring? Do you tend to say the same old things about the same old things? The best solution is to pray through a passage of Scripture, in particular a psalm or proverb.
In Donald S. Whitney's excellent Praying the Bible book (Crossway, 2015), Whitney introduces a superb, systematic approach for praying through Scripture called "Psalms of the Day." Since there are 150 psalms in the book of Psalms and most months have at least 30 days, you can read through all 150 psalms in a month by reading five per day. You start by taking today's day of the month and reading the corresponding psalm, then keep adding 30 until you get your five psalms. On the 31st day of the month, you read Psalm 119 only. You quickly scan those five psalms then pick the one that best leads you to prayer at that moment.
This app was inspired by Whitney's "Psalms of the Day" prayer approach. Instead of having to do the math each day and manually flipping to each psalm in a physical Bible, this app automatically looks up today's date, does the math, and displays for you the exact five psalms for the day. You can read through a psalm by swiping up and down, and switch to a different psalm by swiping left and right.
You can also display the Proverbs chapter of the day, customize the look and feel of the Scripture text, choose from different Bible versions, and customize what happens on the 31st day of the month (show Psalm 119 or five random Psalms).
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Fixed incorrect Psalm 1 and missing Psalm 37 in Christian Standard Bible (CSB) version
Ratings and Reviews
Thank You for this App!
Our Church went through Don Whitney’s book Praying the Psalms a few months back and I discovered this app. It has been a blessing on those mornings when I am remiss in praying. I can open this app anywhere and pray through the Psalms. It is uncomplicated, easy to use, and keeps me focused and praying in ways that most glorify God. I know this was a labor of love, so I wanted to say thanks to the developer. I will keep using this app to keep me focused and motivated to pray.
I started using this program for slightly more than a year now. Mostly reading through 5+1 in early morning, occasionally using my Bible app to read it for me. I noticed change in my prayers and my Scripture readings. My “language “ started to change. I grow more biblical in my way of thinking, reasoning and talking. Thank you Heavenly Father for Bryant’s fine work!
Dividing up Psalm 119
I love this app - until I reach the day for Psalm 119. So, I made a table dividing the chapter into 30 parts - 6 verses per day. That way I read the 5 daily psalms + a small dose of the big one. What a blessing to look forward to meditating each day on a small part of such a great Psalm. It would be nice to have this incorporated into the app itself. Thanks for a great app!
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- 9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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