Ladies and Gentlemen – We are thrilled to announce the release of a new app for Common Prayer – and it is available for FREE! When we created Common Prayer: Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals over 5 years ago, we knew it was a holy project, to help Christians around the world pray together, sing together, and greet each day together. As we compiled Common Prayer, we were stunned to learn that there are over 35,000 denominations of Christianity…and yet Jesus’ longest recorded prayer is that we would be one as God is one. Our hope in releasing this new app is that it can help us move toward that unity. After all, Jesus is coming back – and he’s coming for a bride, not a harem. It is more than a book, more than an app…Common Prayer is a movement. Join the movement. Below is the announcement from our friends at School for Conversion, who helped make this FREE version possible!
Thanks to the generosity of CrossComm, a local app developer that wanted to support the faith formation and community building work of School For Conversion, we are able to make Common Prayer, our daily prayer guide, available via the iTunes App Store.
If you like the app:
Common Prayer helps today’s diverse church pray together across traditions and denominations with morning, midday, and evening prayers for every day of the year. With an ear to the particulars of how various liturgical traditions pray, this app offers a tapestry of prayer that celebrates the best of many traditions.
Liturgy comes to life as you tap on song titles in the Common Prayer app and sing along with the new monastic Rutba House community of Durham, North Carolina.
Following the 12 Marks of New Monasticism, this app also offers guidance for putting faith into action each month, complete with links to further reading that will deepen your understanding of how God is at work in the world.
Ultimately, Common Prayer makes liturgy dance, taking the best of the old and bringing new life to it with a fresh fingerprint for the contemporary renewal of the church. Churches and individuals who are familiar with with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will enjoy a video in which the two of them introduce this app and invite users to pray along with them, the communities, and New Monastics around the world.