Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also really hard work (the apostle Paul compares it to a wrestling match!) PrayerMate is a Christian prayer app that seeks to help you actually pray for all the people and causes you care about.
PrayerMate brings all your prayer points together. Whether its your personal prayer points for friends and family, regular updates from some fantastic mission organisations, or the latest PDF prayer letter that just arrived in your inbox, PrayerMate puts it all together in one place and helps you get on and pray.
Available free on iOS and Android
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PrayerMate helps you focus on praying, without any unnecessary distractions. Each prayer point shows up as an index card, and then you just swipe between them as you pray.
Set up your own personal categories and subjects, to help you pray for the people and causes that matter most to you.
There are also a number of scheduling options – prayer requests can be made to appear on a certain date or day of the week, or you can just let PrayerMate pick topics for you.
PrayerMate allows you to subscribe to online prayer diaries, with content from some fantastic organisations like London City Mission, Open Doors (providing news from the persecuted church around the world), UCCF The Christian Unions, Christians in Sport and many more, including several local churches. If your church or mission organisation provides an iCal or RSS feed then you can request to be added to the gallery as well, or anyone can set up a new prayer diary at PrayerMate.net.
PrayerMate includes the option to subscribe to the Anglican “Collect for the Day” taken from Common Worship: Daily Services and Prayers.
Collect of the Day taken from Common Worship: Daily Services and Prayers is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council, 2000 and is reproduced by permission. All rights reserved. firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you pray for the world, PrayerMate includes an Operation World country of the day feed. OW is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature.
All prayer points are reproduced with permission from Operation World DVD-ROM 2010, www.operationworld.org.
For extra inspiration, PrayerMate includes a gallery of downloadable prayers, including links to prayers in the Bible.
PrayerMate integrates Tim Kerr’s manual for biblical intercession, “Take Words With You” (5th edition). Collecting together 2,500 Bible verses into different categories, it provides a way to help you pray for any topic in line with the scriptures.
Subjects can be entered manually or created in bulk directly from your address book contacts – no typing necessary!
Once linked to your address book, you can start typing an email or text message to your friends as you pray for them with just a couple of taps.
Have your data automatically synced to the cloud and accessible from any of your devices on either platform (Android/Amazon or iOS). It can even be accessed from a desktop using the web-based client.
Get your data in and out of PrayerMate via Dropbox. Backup your entire database, transfer it to another device, or import notes and PDF attachments from your desktop.
For a little extra help in praying regularly, PrayerMate can optionally be set to remind you to pray once per day.
Since your prayer points are often sensitive in nature, PrayerMate lets you set a numeric PIN code for added privacy.