Daily Prayer PC(USA)
By Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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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.
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.
What's New in Version 2.1
Fixed an issue with In-App Purchase
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.
Recent "fix" did not resolve issues with in-app purchases. Readings, including those from the Company of Pastors, which I paid for and was charged for, do not show up at all. This app is in need of serious work for basic usability, and has been since it was released.
I wish this app had 1) more bible translation choices (I.e., ESV), and 2) the ability to highlight, copy, share to social apps. Other than that, I love it. Thank you!
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Dec 30, 2014
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 7.5 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Seller: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), A Corporation
- © 2014 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corp
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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