Today we see a reality that we cannot deny: our mobile devices are part of our routine. Whether it’s messaging with a friend, checking our email, responding to a comment on a social network, or checking our to-do list, our eyes end up on a screen around 1,500 times a week.
However, there are also applications where you can spend a few moments with God. As there is time for everything, we present you the 10 Best Prayer Apps for Inspiration and Devotion that will help you find your faith every day, thanks to your Smartphone.
Evangelizo is a complete app that offers us many resources to pray. It contains the daily readings, a list of the remembered saints, a short biography of each one, and a list of prayers to include, and sometimes learn, in our reflections.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.evangelizo
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/evangelizo-daily-gospel/id379577026
iBreviary is an application whose primary benefit is to help the custody of the Holy Land. In its content, we can find the daily readings and prayers; however, its most significant contribution is the inclusion of the Liturgy of the Hours in a transparent and orderly way, as well as the complete Missal to follow the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and rescue the richness of each of its moments.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netguru.ibreviary
3. The Pope App
The Pope App connects you with the activities of the Holy See and the Pope. You will find news related to the Church, tweets from the @Pontifex account, homilies, catechesis and reflections by Pope Francis, and audiovisual material on activities in the Vatican. It is perfect to know the news about your beloved Church. Users especially recommend the catechesis on Wednesdays.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=va.news.thepopeapp
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/the-pope-app/id593468235?mt=8
Praying is one of the best things you can do with your time. And besides, it is something essential for many people in the world. The people around us need our prayers, and we need theirs. And to help create that communion, the Hozana application was born.
A project with hundreds of spiritual proposals so you can pray every day. And above all, an app that allows you to pray for other people’s intentions and propose your intention so that others pray for you. And so we stay connected with God and with each other through prayer, thanks to our smartphones.
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hozana/id1477461388
The monthly publication ‘Magnificat’ is well known to the churches. It helps you follow the mass, it offers you different reflections, spiritual themes, and biographies of saints, and now you can also find it on your mobile.
It has a version in several languages and helps you live the prayer during the day. Sometimes it’s easier to concentrate on the liturgy if you have the text, and now you can have it on your phone, thanks to Magnificat. It is free for subscribers of the magazine and everyone for the first month.
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/magnificat-english-editions/id363526415
6. Religions of the World
Religions of the World is the application you need if you are not very sure about religion. It is a guide to all the world’s religions, offering different points of view on spirituality.
People who want to obtain information about the different religions and cultures that coexist will find twenty chapters on Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Taoism, and Unitarianism. Here you will also find an entire chapter dedicated to atheism so that you can understand its reasons, origins, and arguments.
7. Bible App for Kids
The Bible for kids is an application full of interactive adventures and lovely animations from which children can discover and learn the stories of the Bible. The application is very well made and perfectly adapted to the little ones. It includes a lot of content.
The only disadvantage is that the tool is quite heavy, and you have to download each chapter separately. This makes the app experience a bit slow. Luckily it’s worth it.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bible.kids
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bible-app-for-kids/id668692393
8. Islam: The noble Quran
You will find countless applications dedicated to Islam. Some even paid. But Islam: The Koran is a free proposal from which you can read the entire Koran, the holy book of Islam. However, you can use translations in other languages if you need them.
As soon as you access it, you will have access to the Koran with all its readings and verses. You can browse through them and, if you prefer, download the audio to listen to them. Of course, if you need them, you will have to download them separately, which is a bit heavy. On the other hand, keep in mind that it is a free version with ads. If you wanted to do without them, you would have to go to the payment one.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chaks.quran
9. Dhammapada: Teachings of the Buddha
Buddhism is another of the world’s great religions. Dhammapada: Teachings of the Buddha is a simple yet exciting app that includes the Dhammapada, a Buddhist holy scripture written in verse, directly attributed to Gautama Buddha.
The application does not have any significant complications. It collects the Buddha’s teachings in several chapters, such as Twin Verses, Attention, The Mind, Flowers, Fools, The Wise, The Honest, etc. Here, divided into verses, we find the doctrine of the Buddha. There are also phrases that we can share with our loved ones instantly. An indicator on the last reading will help you not to get lost between all the chapters of the Dhammapada.
10. Bhagavad Gita
This is an app but for use in Chrome. This is the application you need for those who follow Hinduism or want to learn about the holy book Bhagavad Gita. Here you can understand the book’s verses in its original language, Sanskrit, also translated into English. The good news is that you will be able to hear the correct pronunciation of the texts.
We hope you like these applications and that you can use them to inspire you.