No matter when or where, Portals of Prayer inspires you to live each day as a disciple of Christ. Through each daily audio-and-textual devotion, you meditate on God’s Word and see it working through you in your life. New updates allow for a seamless and easy-to-use interface, keeping you focused on your devotional time.

What’s New?

Welcome to the NEW Portals of Prayer App. There have been many updates to help make your experience seamless, from the subscription feature to how the devotions are displayed. Here’s a list of all the new features:

Navigation Bar

Two features from the original navigation bar have now moved. The bottom still contains “Devotions” and “Favorites.” “Prayers” has now been renamed “Resources” to better represent its offerings. This tab will still be located on the bottom navigation bar. “Search” and “Settings” have been relocated to the top navigation bar.


An updated design allows for a sleek and modern devotions screen. Press the Play button in the middle of the image to hear your audio devotion. Swipe right or left to see previous or future devotions.


Not only can you search based on topic or month, but devotions are now also categorized based on year and quarter to make finding a devotion from the print version that much easier.


The “Prayers” tab is now called “Resources” and includes daily prayers, prayers for special occasions, and author biographies.


The app now offers a dark mode for your reading convenience.


The app now syncs your favorites across all your devices so long as you use the same Concordia Publishing House account.

About Portals of Prayer

Portals of Prayer is a quarterly print devotional that has been a favorite for generations of readers. Since 1937, the meaningful daily devotions and ending prayers have offered a daily moment of time with God, comforting believers through their lives.

Concordia Publishing House Portals of Prayer App Subscription

While the Portals of Prayer App is free to download, you need a subscription to access all the amazing features. A new subscription is $9.99 per year and can be purchased through the app. Here’s what each subscription includes:
- Over 10 years of Portals of Prayer content
- Daily audio and textual devotions
- Meaningful daily prayers
- The ability to mark the devotions you like best as “Favorite”

Your yearly subscription will auto-renew unless the auto-renew feature is turned off. To avoid being charged with the auto-renewal, it must be turned off at least 24-hours prior to the renewal date. You can see the end date of your subscription in the app’s “Settings” tab.

A subscription to the Portals of Prayer App does not, and is not, included in the print subscription to Portals of Prayer. These subscriptions are separate entities.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Please visit to view the terms and conditions of the Portals of Prayer App.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Added iOS 14 Widgets! You can now add the daily verse from Portals of Prayer to your home screen! Tap on the widget to be taken right to the devotion. Available in all 3 widget sizes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Pamily ,

Wrong Voice

I was so excited to purchase this app until I heard the first devotion. The person reading the devotion is NOT the right voice for voiceover work. Hire Larry Conners, or at least a professional announcer. Sorry, but this poor man is boring and needs to step away from the mic. Thank you, God, that I still have the ability to read. 🙏🏻✝️😇🎄🙏🏻

AnoPa? ,

Devotions only. App quits when other choices are selected

When I opened the old app, there was a prompt to upgrade to new app. So I did. I have iPad 6th generation 13.4. App worked well on first day but on the next day, only the devotions could be viewed. It quits when I selected prayers, favorites, or view by seasons. I didn’t upgrade the old app on my phone, it’s the only portable device that works.
I’ve been exchanging emails with a tech from Concordia Technology Solutions but haven’t heard from her since Apr 7.
I did everything she told me to do but nothing worked.
Maybe a bug?


Bearing false witness or I’m just dumb.

My opinion is that the app developers are not savvy in technology or communication. BEWARE WITH FAMILY SHARING.
APP IS SHARED—DEVOTIONAL is NOT shareable. Each user has to have a different subscription on their device for the written contact. I also cannot have the app on my phone and also open in my iPad.

Even having an individual subscription is a hassle. They charged my account for renewal, but does not show as renewed. Very big issues for an expensive app. I’ve done all troubleshooting steps and still waiting for an answer to a service email.

App Privacy

The developer, Concordia Publishing House, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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