Electronic Resources to keep us connected to our faith:
APPS FOR DAILY DEVOTIONS
Jesus Calling – An app based on the bestselling devotional by Sarah Young. The #1 bestselling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you—words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love.
Bible Gateway – Daily bible readings but can also sign up to follow a variety of reading plans, such as “Readings for Lent and Easter”, New Testament in a Year, Bible in 90 days. Can choose the version of the bible you prefer (including Catholic) and set reminders for a verse to be sent to you daily. The official Catholic version is ‘New American Bible (Revised Edition (NABRE)’
Holy Bible App (brown) has a variety of reading plans available
Verse-A-Day: This daily Bible verse app delivers a new bible verse each day that engages you with commentary, allows you to select a preferred translation, and provides the ability to share your experience with friends via Facebook or e-mail.
Grace for the Moment – Max Lucado’s daily reflections and devotions. Grace for the Moment has had a major impact on countless lives. With more than 3.5 million units sold, this devotional continues to touch lives as it emphasizes the help and hope of God in everyday moments. Each daily reading features devotional writings from Max’s numerous bestsellers as well as a Scripture verse selected especially for each day’s reading. The Grace for the Moment Morning Edition App is the mobile version of the devotional packed with digital features for every day of the year.
Daily Bible Inspirations: This is the perfect app for you if you are a busy parent, a grandparent, a new Christian, a student… or anyone that wants to reconnect with God on a daily basis but may not always have time for daily devotions. All verses are personally curated by an ordained pastor with a PhD in Theology. (So they’re never pulled from a cold, impersonal database by a computer.) iOS App Store | Android
Emails, blogs and Catholic-Specific Resources
Faith ND (Notre Dame) – Daily reading, reflection and prayer tied to gospel
Receive the Daily Gospel Reflection email from FaithND, which includes the Gospel reading for the day, a short reflection written by someone in the Notre Dame family, a prayer composed by a Holy Cross priest, and a link to learn more about the saint of the day. The email is sent out Monday-Friday at 5 a.m. ET every morning; it is free, open to anyone, and comes with no solicitations.
Dynamic Catholic Matthew Kelly’s ministry – have daily reflections sent directly to your inbox. http://dynamiccatholic.com/daily-reflections/
The Word Among Us: Subscription based service, each version of The Word Among Us includes the daily Mass Readings and reflections.
Living Faith: Living Faith provides brief daily Catholic devotions based on one of the Mass readings of the day.
A Concord Pastor Comments: Daily blog On Spirituality, Worship and Prayer in the Roman Catholic Tradition. A favorite of Fr. Dan’s, this site is a great, prayerful and inspiring blog filled with resources.
Henry Nouwen Society: A variety of resources from a spiritual master of our time. The daily reflection emails come from his book “Bread for the Journey” and follow along with the liturgical seasons.
Sacred Space: Daily prayer online. A great way to do a quick read, or slow down for a meditative pause.
3-Minute Retreats is a Jesuit Ministry from Loyola Press that invites you to take a short prayer break right at your computer to spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
First 5 – meant to start your day right and geared toward women.
The vision for First 5 was developed by Proverbs 31 Ministries in order to connect a woman’s heart to God’s Word the First 5 minutes of her day. First 5 will wake you up with a short teaching first thing in the morning, so you can exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world.
Girlfriends in God – non denominational ministry geared toward women, can sign up for daily devotionals.
Men of Focus: Christianity Today’s Daily Devotions.
Live Bold: Pocket Pastor for Christian Men
The Bible App for Kids: Part of OneHope ministry. This is a free Bible experience for your kids. It’s an animated storybook app for smartphones and tablet, with vivid illustrations with touch-activated animations and games and activities help kids remember what they learn.
The Bible Storybook App: “Our mission is to help parents around the world teach kids about the bible. God has given you a unique responsibility: to instruct your children in His Ways. But the busyness of life can make this easier said than done. That’s why we created the world’s first discipleship storybook app for families – to give parents a helping hand. Let’s take a look under the hood and see what lies in wait for mighty adventurers.”