I have tried many different ways to track prayer requests and who I need to pray for. I have kept a hand-written prayer journal, an excel spreadsheet, an Evernote note, and shamefully even just tried to keep it all in my head. But I have never quite found the perfect solution.
Well, there is a new free app on the market promising to deliver a new way to pray – the Ora App.
I recently downloaded it, and I’m very pleased with what I have found.
Ora is like a social network for prayer. You create a profile and instead of posting a status or tweeting, you post prayer requests.
You can invite your friends to join, and divide them into groups. So you can get your small group together, a group of pastors you to pray for, or even a group for your entire church.
Once a prayer is posted, you can comment on prayer requests and swipe the request to let them know that you have prayed for it.
You can also mark your prayers as answered and keep track of God’s faithfulness.
Another cool feature is that you can also set an alarm to remind you to pray every day at a specific time.