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Best Christian Apps on iOS and Android: Smartphones Can Be a Tool for Spiritual Growth

( [email protected] ) May 27, 2016 12:20 PM EDT
It's a size of a palm, yet the distraction it brings is immense that sometimes we Christians forget our relationship with God or our routine spiritual commitment with him. But things are a reverse, and smartphones won't be a bad news if we care for our faith and firmly fight back the temptations from modern technology.
Smartphones distract us from almost everything we do. But it's not a bad news for us Christians, because this palm-size gadget can be of help to enhance our spiritual life. Photo: Reuters

It's a size of a palm, yet the distraction it brings is immense that sometimes we Christians forget our relationship with God or our routine spiritual commitment with him. But things are a reverse, and smartphones won't be a bad news if we care for our faith and firmly fight back the temptation from modern technology 

Turn these smartphones into a tool to connect with God, not a loophole to our relationship with him. Its simplicity of clear, but want a to-do list that's more schedule oriented. These task-juggling apps help us enhance our spiritual life.

Streaks (iPhone only)

Allows you to log all your habits. The schedule to say prayers, or read the Bible and get on with your routine exercise that you don't need to memorize. This app helps you remind them.

Abide (iPhone / Android) 

Are you at a lost at what to pray and say in your prayers to God and for different issues you are facing? This prayer app provides guided prayer through recorded audio on numerous topics to choose from. It it designed to help grow your spiritual life.  

Bible In One Year (iPhone / Android)

YouVersion and GloBible are among the Bible reading apps available, but nothing is more erudite than Alpha International's smart BIOY app. The daily scriptures are on the app, and you no longer have to look for another source.

Cove (iPhone only)

Saving and sharing musical loops to communicate your emotional mood to other people is simply done through interface. It also works as a way of crying out to God, or a backdrop for meditation.

Fighter verses (iPhone / Android)

Memorizing verses in the Bible is not anymore a burden. This app from John Piper's Desiring God team aims to put that right by turning the idea into a digital game of sorts, challenging you to memorize an incredible 520 verses of Scripture over two years.

Reminders (or any To-Do List app)

Use your phone's built-in reminder program to log the things you want to remember to pray for.