I don’t know about you but over the years I have struggled to build a consistent prayer life. I’ve never been one of those people who can just sit down and focus and pray for hours at a time. I’ve always enjoyed little moments of prayer throughout the day but if I’m 100% honest there are times/days when prayer really only happened around my dinner table.
Then last spring during a local missions opportunity we had a chance to go to a 24h Prayer Room in Vancouver, BC. It was an amazing experience but the biggest impact came from a short conversation about prayer tools. That day I discovered an app called “Inner Room” and it changed everything.
“Inner Room is an app from 24-7 Prayer that turns one of our biggest distractions – our mobile phones – into a portable prayer tool. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your inner room…” (Matt:6:6). Inner Room is a prayer list app that equips, enables and inspires you to pray, each day.”
The app itself is extremely simple and easy to use. It allows you to create lists of prayer requests in several categories or you can even create your own. You add the title, some information about the request and can even add a picture. Once you’re done there are a few unique ways to pray through your list.
My favourite method is the “quick prayer” option. It grabs 3 of my prayer requests at random and gives me a series of prompts over three minutes to pray for those requests. What I love is that God seems to use these moments to bring three very specific requests to mind at that moment and anecdotally there seems to be a connection between my prayers and what’s going on for those people at that moment. I still like those quick prayer moments but now they feel more focused and when combined with notifications on my phone I’ve become significantly more consistent.
This is a fantastic app for anyone to check out but it would be an epic resource for any Pastor/Leader to promote with their students. The best part is that it’s 100% FREE.