electronic prayer book (english)

Following on from my look at a Slavonic Prayer Book for phones I went searching for some others with English as a native tongue. I found just under ten candidates that seemed to meet my main criteria: Cover most used Orthodox Prayers, Simple user interface, well built (OK am a bit of a software snob) and free (as a tool for evangelism or constant self conversion). The best one I have found so far “Pray Always“.

In addition to a good handful of standard prayers there is a section that explains some of the basics of the Orthodox faith, quite useful for enquirers. The settings section is quite basic with some font changing and the rest filled out with informational sections.

It has the obvious prayers along with some interesting intercessions and the user interface is neat and tidy and can push pages in both directions making navigation good.

On the down side the translation does not inspire me as someone who has grown up in orthodoxy in front of a Jordanville Prayer Book and am more used to & prefer the english is used there. Also there are no canons or akathists included although an in-app purchase allows you to get the full version for another $3.

You can get this App for free,  for iOS devices from iTunes.