Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations with morning, midday, and evening prayers for every day of the year. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, this app offers a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of many traditions.
Liturgy comes to life as you tap on song titles in the Common Prayer app and sing along with the new monastic Rutba House community of Durham, North Carolina.
Following the 12 Marks of New Monasticism, this app also offers guidance for putting faith into action each month, complete with links to further reading that will deepen your understanding of how God is at work in the world.
Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who are familiar with with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will enjoy a video in which the two of them introduce this app and invite users to pray along with them, the communities, and New Monastics around the world.
Switched to secure links to bible gateway and common prayer sites.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Splendid, but needs an update
Lovely book-to-app transition that makes morning prayers with neighbors even easier. I would love to give this four or five stars. Five if a couple options were implemented (like creating calendar events for morning prayers, or changing the bottom menu icon color from bright green)
Major Problem: this app has not been updated for the iPhone X. Than doesn’t just mean it’s not full screen... in addition to that, the bottom navigation bar renders halfway off the screen. With all future iPhones following the X’s display format, this will need to be updated soon.
Reminder built in
My favorite part of this app is I can set a reminder for morning midday and evening. Everything is set up for these readings. I LOVE "pass the peace". It is teaching my children to embrace one another and to respond to scripture and in prayer. History and saints' writings included. Love it!
Wish it were available for iPad, and that my friends could get it on their platforms.
I don’t feel good about this app
First, this book and app obviously (um, blatantly) appropriate the centuries old tradition of the Episcopal and Anglican Books of Common Prayer. I “might” feel okay about that (there is no copyright on the BCPs), except that Shane Claiborne, the hipster minister behind this book and app, considers LGBTQ people to be inherently broken, and our loving relationships unworthy of the dignity and respect of marriage.
So, I wish I could like this app and book. On the surface, it’s pretty good (I’m giving it 2 stars, not 1). And, I’m glad to see evangelicalists beginning to explore ancient Christian liturgical traditions.
But, having learned Shane Claiborne does not affirm LGBTQ equality, I cannot like his book and app, now knowing they are made in service to the anti-gay agenda by which evangelicalists have come - as the fruit of their own actions - to be defined.
Out of self respect, I’m deleting it.
- School for Conversion, Inc.
- 57.9 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © (c) 2010, School for Conversion and The Simple Way
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.