The Top 4 Prayer Apps for Your Phone… and They’re All FREE

Margaret —  December 6, 2013 — 18 Comments

The Top 4 Prayer Apps for Your Phone--and They're All FREE

Prayer is a spiritual discipline we simply can’t live without.

Through prayer, we express our adoration and affection to God. We make requests or petitions to God. We confess our brokenness to God and ask for forgiveness. We thank God for His presence and work in our life. Through prayer we learn to make our home in Christ no matter what situation we’re facing. [Tweet this]

The 4 Best Prayer Apps for Your Phone

Yet how often do we offer the well-meaning “I’ll pray for you,” and it slips our mind all too quickly. Or carve time to spend in prayer, but dart to daily to-dos.

I recently stumbled across some incredible apps that will encourage and support you in prayer times. I hope you’ll find them helpful. Consider adding them to your daily Advent devotional-- a chance to lift up the requests of others.

Here are the 4 of the Best FREE Prayer Apps:

1. Pray! (FREE in the iTunes App Store). The Pray! app lets you set reminders to notify you of prayer requests. This is a go-to app to set reminders to pray for someone during their surgery, interview, or at any specific time of day. A small banner buzzes at the top of your screen reminding you to lift up others to the throne. This user-friendly application is a must-download.

2. Prayer Prompter (FREE in the iTunes App Store). If you are one to get distracted or lose focus while praying, Prayer Prompter is the application for you. It prompts topics to pray about (worship, adoration, for your spouse, for yourself, etc.). It gives you passage suggestions to read through and pray back to God. All the translations are in NKJV, but you can add your own (a passage that spoke to you, a specific prayer you want to be reminded of).

This app is great when you don’t know how to pray. It’s is a little trickier to navigate, but oh-so-helpful.

3. Instapray (FREE in the iTunes App Store). This app requires you to create an account and gives you an opportunity to pray for people you follow, global requests, or group requests. When a request comes up, you can select “PRAY” to notify that person that you prayed. You can also send them a message of encouragement.

The best feature of this app is the “GROUP” setting. You can create your own private group to share with your small group, church, or family and share prayers and updates instantly. Instapray reminds me of the twitter of prayer; a fun way to connect with brothers and sisters from around the world.

4. Ora (FREE in the iTunes App Store). This is an app similar to Instapray in that you need to log-in to use it. It connects you with people in your contact list. Again, this app can be used to share prayer requests to individuals or private groups. In Ora, you need to be connected to someone via a request to see or share prayers. Instead of seeing a list of global prayer requests, you will only see requests of those people in your circles. Ora is an incredible tool to be used in a Bible study setting where you could upload prayer requests to be reminded throughout the week (even if you missed the meeting).

I’d love to know what you think of these applications. What tools do you use to help in your prayer time?

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18 responses to The Top 4 Prayer Apps for Your Phone… and They’re All FREE

  1. I’m always struggling to know the best way to get a prayer request out when it comes to Tom. Via text im always worried im going to push someone over their limit. Email they may not soon enough. Phone calls can be exhausting. Recently I’ve used FB messaging but then everyone’s notifications blow up when someone responds. Hmmm, possibly I’m the cause of this post??!! (LOL)
    I’m going to check these out Margaret thank you! Continuing to pray for ZERO for you and your dad. Hugs

  2. The information you provided is helpful for users of Apple devices. For those using Android, I was able to find Instapray and ORA in the Google Play store for free download.

  3. I have used Prayer Prompter for sometime, now. I love it as it keeps me focused and helps me remember all those I want to pray for. I love the organizational options and the way you can add about anything you want….from long prayers to scriptures. I highly recommend it!

  4. Thank you Margaret for writing about INSTAPRAY.

    Instapray is in constant development and we welcome every feedback we can get.
    Your opinion would be very valuable to us.

    Dont forget to watch


    • Fryd, Im a huge fan of Instapray! Been on the app now for a couple of months and absolutely love it! Thank you so much for it! Im no longer using Facebook! 🙂

  5. Checkout recently released with a timer which you can actually use when praying to God.

  6. Great list! Just wanted to mention that Instapray is unethically taking Pinterest images from other websites and redirecting them to their own site, so their app may not be the best choice from this list. 🙂 Pray on!!

  7. I also found a great app (or email subscription if you prefer) that helps you pray specific prayers for missionaries and the unreached people of the world. It highlights a new missionary team daily and is simple – very easy to use. It’s called Nations Prayer and free in the App store.

  8. Try the OurPrayer app! –>
    You can submit prayer requests, schedule prayer reminders, pray for others and lot of other things.

  9. Jim Havemayer May 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Dearmost staff, I would like you to help me pray so I marry Amy-Jane Peard from Wales , U.K., a blond gal who I love, she is the person I love the most on Earth, Please pray with all your might. I also wish and pray and I want you to pray for us to have kids, me with her, please please and thankyou infinitely. The gorgeous gal is her me being the guy in gray suit. She is the lady I love the most on Earth, the person I love the most in the Universe. To be honest I want three kids with her, the first two being daughters, the third being a son, all that resemble her the most. Please spread the voice to all you possibly can. I’m in Mexico City, Mexico just for now. So you see, she and I have spoken about getting married and having kids.

    Jim Havemayer (Jaime Flores)

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