Andrew Hughes | Category: The Christian Life, Resources
If you're like me, you may need structures at time to help you be disciplined in prayer. A few weeks ago, I came across a review, by Tim Challies, of the free app, PrayerMate and it caught my eye not only because it was free but also because it seemed like a really great way to establish some discipline, reminders, and organization to praying. I am still in the process of setting it up how I want to use it but the options are tremendous.
With PrayerMate, you can create numerous categories and within each category, you can list out all the related subjects. For instance, you might have a category of "Family Members" and within that, you have all your specific family members listed. For each family member, you can then leave a detailed note with specific needs and requests.You can even add a picture to give yourself a visual while you are praying.
But lest this just become another place to house information that you then don't go to look at, here is what I find most valuable. You can set a timer to remind yourself to pray:
Other helpful features are the ability to attach files to requests (maybe a mission newsletter for a missionary you are praying for) as well as using Dropbox to upload and backup your data. Practically, this might just help to have something on your phone when someone stops you to ask for prayer. You can just put it on your device right then before forgetting. Overall, tools are just tools. They aren't an end in themselves. But maybe this will help establish some discipline and reminders to pray in the midst of our common constant busyness.
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