I don’t know if you recall that a while back I was feeling distant from God due to all the changes we’ve been experiencing in our lives. I was feeling a real need to find a way to connect to God. Hubby suggested that I use an app called PrayerMate. It sends an reminder to pray which “isn’t all demandy or in my face” but just an encouragement to keep praying about the things that are important.
Let me walk you through how it works.
When you set Prayer Mate up it has a number of lists that you can join. I chose the following:
- My Walk with God
- My family
- My church
- Sharing my faith
- World mission
- Biblical Prayer
- Praying for hubby
- Praying for children
- and others
You can choose others or create your own lists. Then each day a list to pray through is created for you. And a reminder is sent. My reminder comes at night around 8 p.m. Five items are chosen from my lists to pray for, never two from the same list. Today I would be praying with Paul, growing more like Jesus, praying for my lad, praying for the church, and for a missionary family. This list changes from day as you can see from my image below.
Swiping to the left starts you off with your first prayer
Some of the prayers are quite long, causing you to scroll down the page. They are all easily readable, and you can either pray them as is or reword as needed.
I really like that I can add things in that I want to remember to pray for. For instance I have days that I pray for my neighbours, people on the crew, my family of birth and so forth.
I can’t say it’s perfect, it isn’t.. because I (yes me) am so not perfect. It sends reminders and there are days I just don’t take the necessary time. BUT if I do choose to use it my prayer time can last as little as five minutes or as long as 20, all depending on what the Lord lays on my heart and how much I just need to talk to go about the good things and the hard things in life.
My hubby first learned of this app through Challies. You might wish to read his review of this helpful app as well.
You can also learn more about it here.
I encourage you to get this app, you will find it invaluable for helping you pray more effectively and also just to remind you to take the needed time to connect with him. Not just a “give me give me” but a thank you for all the many things the Lord provides us with. Find PrayerMate here.