Prayers and Thanksgivings
App 2.0

Android Phones and Tablets

This App is based on the Prayers and Thanksgivings chapter in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal Church) beginning on page 809. The purpose of the App is to provide easy access to more than 120 Prayers and Thanksgivings available using a simple to use interface. Also included is the Prayers of the People (Forms I through VI) normally found on page 383 of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal Church). I hope you and your family find this App spiritually enriching for your souls and enjoy it as much as I do with my family. 

Below is more information about the features available with this app.

 

To the left is the opening screen (or splash screen as it is often referred to) that you are presented with after you launch the application.

This app also displays in full screen on the iPad.

This app was designed to be used without an internet connection. Therefore, all Prayers and Thanksgivings are provided. Also provided are the Prayers of the People.

 

 

 Immediately after the splash screen is displayed, the Prayers table is displayed for quick access to over 120 prayers.  The prayer categories available are:

  • Prayers for the World
  • Prayers for the Church
  • Prayers for National Life
  • Prayers for the Social Order
  • Prayers for the Natural Order
  • Prayers for Family and Personal Life
  • Other Prayers

Each category expands by clicking and displays associated prayers for that category. Clicking the category again collapses the sub category list of prayers. 

To the left is an example prayer selected as shown in the Prayers detail view. 

Included on the Prayers detail view top left toolbar is the ... button which provides access to the Settings and Send To action buttons (below).

 The Settings screen provides access to the Choose Text Font and Zoom Level controls.

Text font face is selectable between monospace, sans-serif, and serif font styles. Zoom levels are provided to enlarge the display font by point size (6, 8, 12, 16, 24). 

Settings are remembered for the next time you launch and use the app.

New with version 2.0 is the ability to forward the currently selected prayer via apps you currently have installed on your device.  Simply click the Send To button, from the ... button (seen earlier), to display more apps to forward your prayers to.

This new feature was added in response to requests provided by users such as yourself on the Reviews page in the App Store.

Selecting the Prayers of the People tab displays the Prayers of the People Forms list.  There are six forms available for the Prayers of the People. 

Prayer is offered with intercession for:

  • The Universal Church, its members, and its mission
  • The Nation and all in authority
  • The welfare of the world
  • The concerns of the local community
  • Those who suffer and those in any trouble
  • The departed (with commemoration of a saint when appropriate)


Any of the forms listed may be used.  Adaptations or insertions suitable to the occasion may be made.
Any of the forms may be conformed to the language of the Rite being used.  Optional petitions are identified and may be omitted.  The Celebrant may introduce the Prayers with a sentence of invitation related to the occasion, or the season, or the Proper of the Day.

 

Thanksgivings are made available by selecting the Thanksgivings tab.  Available Thanksgivings categories include:

  • General Thanksgivings
  • Thanksgivings for the Church
  • Thanksgivings for National Life
  • Thanksgivings for the Social Order
  • Thanksgivings for the Natural Order
  • Thanksgivings for Family and Personal Life

Click a category title to display associated prayers for that category. Click the category again to collapses the sub category list of prayers. Select the numbered Thanksgiving to view the associated text. 

 

Selecting the About action button from the ... button on the Prayers and Thanksgivings main display opens the About display providing background information about this app.

Thank you for taking the time to review this website information about the Prayers and Thanksgivings App.

May God Bless you with spiritual  richness as you read the Prayes and Thanksgivings available.

 

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