On behalf of a Brigada participant named Jenaya, we recently ask for peer reviews of prayer apps (https://brigada.org/2020/07/19_29513). Brigada participants responded! In the item, we mentioned several, plus, if you click “Read more,” we also list the apps and links others have no provided. Bottom line? In this item, we’ve summed it all up for you.

PrayVine — https://www.prayvine.org/ — It allows users to set up prayer groups. Participants can click a button to assure the prayer requester that someone definitely is praying. Members can write answers that are reflected back to the group. The amazing thing is that the inventor of this service is still doing it for free. (Note: We suggest that you send SOME kind of donation, depending on your use. $25 per year per group would probably add up, if we all would just take part.)

Pray! — https://www.pray.com/

Prayer Prompter — https://prayerprompter.com/

InstaPray — http://lemundigital.com/portfolio/instapray/

Ora — https://ora.net/

Abide — https://abide.co/

Prayer Guide — https://christianprayerguideapp.com/

My Daily Prayer and Devotion — http://dailyprayer.us/daily_devotion.php

and

PrayerMate — https://www.prayermate.net/

Unfortunately, our conclusion was — NONE Of the items we mentioned allowed Jenaya to do exactly what she wanted with her prayer chain. But, like we said, Brigada participants chipped in. You all suggested solutions like:

Praelude2020.com. It’s based on weekly prayer coupled with a monthly donation. The developers say a “free from donation” version is on the way.
http://www.praelude2020.com/index.asp?p=064198665892472809449_117&o=praelude&s=

Mealtrain — https://www.mealtrain.com/?a=aw&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI74Dx_-Tm6gIVkobACh3fvAv1EAAYAiAAEgJs9PD_BwE

signupgenius.com — https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm. It will send a email reminder to those who have signed up for a certain slot. You can add different descriptions of specific prayers for different hours of the day or different days of the week.

Echo Prayer Manager
https://new.echoprayer.com
Echo Prayer helps you manage your prayer life. It helps organize or keep a list of your prayers and then reminds you to pray for the things you need to pray for. Echo helps integrate prayer into your daily routing, allowing you to stay in conversation with God in the midst of your busy life. This app is available for iOS and Android devices.

OneCry
https://onecry.com/resources/download-the-app/
https://onecry.com/
The OneCry app brings you the daily prayer of OneCry from their OneCry Prayer Guide. It gives you the ability to get caught up on OneCry news and their weekly blogs. It allows you to join the OneCry Declaration movement and to view their videos with just one click. And lastly, it provides a graphical presentation of the Plan of Salvation that you can share with others. This app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Prayer Engine
http://www.theprayerengine.com/index.php
The Prayer Engine is a plugin you can install on your page. It is compatible with any web server that uses Php and MySQL and it is easy to install. With the Prayer Engine, everyone can easily share the latest prayer request on social media sites even from their smart phones. For more information, please visit the website of the Prayer Engine.

Prayer Journal (Microsoft)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/prayer-journal/9nblggh0d7hl
The Prayer Journal is a great companion for starting your day out each morning. You will see an inspirational piece of Scripture displayed against a stunning background. Your prayer list is saved and can be pulled up at a moment’s notice.

Prayer Notebook
By Kalon Creative
http://prayernotebookapp.com
The Prayer Notebook is one of the best prayer apps. It is designed to be your personal prayer assistant. You can use this app to focus on international prayer concerns, schedule prayers, assign a contact to your prayer, organize prayers, attach a photo to a prayer, set reminders, update prayer information, send messages to your contacts, and mark answered prayers. This app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Prayer Prompter
http://prayerprompter.com
Prayer Prompter is a God-centered, worship-based prayer app for iOS devices. It has 2 drawers. The top drawer stores and organizes Scripture passages and the bottom drawer stores and organizes prayer requests and answers to prayers.

PrayerMate (iOS) By Andy Geers
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prayermate-christian-prayer-app/id434815549?mt=8
PrayerMate helps you be faithful in prayer for the people and causes you care about. Every day, PrayerMate will select a person or topic that you have entered to pray. It brings together prayer points you have entered manually regular updates from a whole host of Christian charities and churches, PDF prayer letters, and daily prayer pointers from Operation World.

War Room for Prayer (Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lifeway.war_room
War Room for Prayer allows you to manage things that you need to pray for. You can add prayer requests, mark them urgent, and mark each time you pray for a request. You can add notes to each prayer as you pray it to add new details over time as you continue to bring them to God. And when your prayers are answered, you can mark them answered as well.

War Room for Prayer (iOS)
https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/war-room-for-prayer/id1004690097?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%253D4
War Room for Prayer allows you to manage things that you need to pray for. You can add prayer requests, mark them urgent, and mark each time you pray for a request. You can add notes to each prayer as you pray it to add new details over time as you continue to bring them to God. And when your prayers are answered, you can mark them answered as well.

(The above 9 items were provided by Brian at https://www.christianprayerresources.org/prayerapps. Thanks Brian!!! And thanks to Brian W for pointing us to Christian Prayer Resources!)

fetchaprayer.net — http://fetchaprayer.net/

PrayBuzz — https://www.praybuzz.com/home/

For the pure request that Jenaya originally posed, Signupgenius seems to fit the bill the best. But what do YOU think?

We might also take this a step farther by considering prayer CHAINs in general.

4 Tips to Start a Prayer Chain
Caring Bridge
https://www.caringbridge.org/resources/how-to-start-a-prayer-chain/

Forming a Prayer Chain
Prayer Chain International
https://www.prayerchaininternational.org/FormingPrayerChain.htm

How to set up a Prayer Chain – Pastor Online
https://help.pastorsline.com/en/articles/3934052-how-to-set-up-a-prayer-chain

How to Start a Prayer Chain – Caring Bridge
https://www.caringbridge.org/resources/how-to-start-a-prayer-chain/

How to Start a Prayer Chain and Keep It Going – Step-By-Step
https://www.joincake.com/blog/prayer-chain/

How to Start a Prayer Chain and Set it Up Digitally
https://pastorsline.com/start-prayer-chain-digitally/

Increase Your Church’s Prayer Power by Automating Your Prayer Chain — Dial my Call
https://www.dialmycalls.com/church-calls/improved-prayer-chains

Organizing a Prayer Chain – World Network of Prayer
http://www.worldnetworkofprayer.com/youthprayer/2016/01/21/organizing-a-prayer-chain/

Prayer Chain Guidelines
https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/d1264261/files/uploaded/Prayer_Chain_Guidelines_2019.pdf

Prayer Chain Guidelines – Cornerstone Bible Church
https://www.cbcridgecrest.org/prayer-chain

Prayer Chain Guidelines — BPWiki
https://www.bpuc.org/wiki/Prayer_Chain_Guidelines

Setting up a prayer chain for your community — Words on the Streets
https://www.wordonthestreets.net/Articles/572330/Setting_up_a.aspx

Setting Up a Prayer Chain
https://irp-cdn.multiscreensite.com/d1264261/files/uploaded/Prayer_Chain_Guidelines_2019.pdf

Starting a Prayer Chain on Campus — CRU
https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/spiritual-growth/prayer/starting-a-prayer-chain-on-campus.html

TIPS for a 24-Hour Prayer Chain
https://churchestogether.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gdop-12-tips-for-prayer-chain.pdf

The Prayer Chain–An Exciting Ministry!- Word and Work
http://www.wordandwork.org/2011/05/the-prayer-chain-an-exciting-ministry/

What do YOU think? What’s the best app for Jenaya — and what else have YOU been learning about prayer chains and prayer apps in a pandemic world?

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