Book of Common Prayer
By School for Conversion, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
Switched to secure links to bible gateway and common prayer sites.
Minor bug fixes
Needs badge and sound options
I like the app for what is does - simple and straightforward. I would like more notification options. You can have banners and/or sounds, but not badges. I use badges and vibrations, never banners.
Also, I would like to choose my own alarm. The sound the app uses is my phone's sound for completing an upgrade. I mostly ignore it.
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 am Episcopalian and use your app along with our Daily Office because your prayers offer insight into topics from contemporary and specific events that may not be touched upon in our daily office. Well done!