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Ancient tradition of daily prayer available in new app

Posted on: February 24, 2014 4:09 PM
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From the Church of England

The Church of England has today released its newest app to enable people to pray with the aid of their smartphone and tablets.

Daily Prayer (a new app for iPhone/iPad) gives people the ability to follow the daily pattern of morning, evening and night prayer in the words of the Anglican liturgy as part of the rhythm of prayer followed by Christians across the globe.

Using text from both Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer, the app provides an easy to use platform for accessing the Church of England’s Daily Prayer website, which has more than 600,000 views each year. The app offers text for every day of the year, with the ability to select between traditional and contemporary language.

The app is the fifth to be released by the Church and complements existing apps including Reflections for Daily Prayer, Sunday Worship and the Lectionary of Services for the Church of England.

Thomas Allain-Chapman, Publishing Manager for Church House Publishing comments: "Daily Prayer is an app that is free and accessible to all, whether on the move or browsing at home or work. The pattern of Daily Prayer is an important part of Christian living for so many people and we hope that this new resource will make them even more accessible.”

The app is free to download and includes access to online material up to one month in advance. A premium version of the app allows access to material offline and to view up to 12 months in advance.

The app is being released in iOS format, and will be launched for Google Store (Android) for Easter.

The app has been developed by Church House Publishing (Official Publisher of the Church of England) with Aimer Media, a Brighton-based developer that has developed acclaimed apps for a number of other religious publishers among many others.

Daily Prayer is available now on iTunes and details can be found at: http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/features/our-apps