Honor Your Inner Monk: Android App Review

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Honor Your Inner Monk (Android Review), produced by Saint Meinrad Archabbey

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This may be the first time I’ve ever read the entire ‘About’ section of an app.  It was so witty and well-written, I found my AD/HD brain riveted until the last word.  I completely agree with the thought behind providing this type of app, and I applaud them tremendously for being able to offer it FREE – that is an enormous and generous commitment (says the now “entrenched in the app development world” newbie).

What they (at Saint Meinrad Archabbey) believe*:

  • All Christians have an “inner monk”.
  • We each possess a part inside of us that wants to develop a relationship with God.
  • Prayer is key.
  • Prayer needs to be frequent and regular.
  • Monks pray a lot (lucky ducks!).
  • Monks recognize people outside the walls of monasteries can’t pray as often or sometimes as long as monks, but they still REALLY need to make time to pray!

*This list was abridged, paraphrased and sometimes – to be honest – was straight out copied from the ‘About’ link on the Honor Your Inner Monk Android App.

It functions very simply with a Morning Prayer button and an Afternoon Prayer button.  When you select the time of day you are currently praying, it opens a daily very succinct prayer.  When you are finished reading, you then select “Amen” and are thanked for praying – and it even keeps track of how many days in a row you’ve prayed either of the daily prayers!

Brilliant really – simple, straightforward, thought-provoking, and free.  A truly winning combination for helping to win souls to the art of prayer and into a deeper relationship with God!

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Copyright 2013 Allison Gingras

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Allison Gingras created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women (OSV), including "The Gift of Invitation" and "Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust." Her ministry focuses on the grace of prayer, Scripture, and sacrament. Allison is the national WINE Steward for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and hosts A Seeking Heart podcast.

6 Comments

    • Allison Gingras on

      I didn’t see anything on the Android – and I’ve yet to visit 2 days in a row to see if it keeps track for me :)) So I think a reminder would be great!

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