Now more than ever is a great time to start a daily prayer or meditation practice. A daily practice is a great way to center yourself in the midst of chaos, combat anxiety and improve your spiritual health and overall wellbeing. Taking a moment to meditate or pray, have quiet time or contact to a higher power can the be the start or end of your day that you need to get through both good and bad times. A great way to support this selfcare habit is a phone app that can provide you with guided prayers or meditations, reminders to practice and ways to track your practice.

Here 7 meditation and prayer apps to support your spiritual health that you may want to give a try…

Headspace

This app has super cute illustrations and some refer to is as “your gym membership for the mind.” This app offers hundreds of subject specific guided meditations, ability to track your progress and also has mini meditations and “SOS” sessions for moments of panic anxiety or stress.

Cost: $12.99 per month after trial or &69.99 per year

Calm

This is a great meditation app for beginners. It includes a range of guided meditations from 3 minutes to 25 minutes. It even has several playlist to choose from as well as a library of sounds and breathing exercises.

Cost: &14.99 per month or $69.99 per year

Simple Habit

This meditation app is known for their sleep therapy sessions. In addition they offer guided meditations as short as 5 minutes. You can also access their meditations offline with the premium subscription. This app also integrates with Apple Health.

Cost: Starts at $11.99 per month or $89.99 per year

Ten Percent Happier

If you are a realist or skeptic of meditation this is the meditation app for you. This is very much so a teaching app that goes along with the Ten Percent Happier book by Dan Harris. There are tons of meditation options from a diverse group of teachers along with stories and wisdom and inspiration. They offer a free version and premium version with additional content.

Cost: Free, In app memberships starting at $9.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

Pray

This meditation and prayer app has everything from biblical stories, to meditative prayer, to biblically inspired music. You can track your daily use and become part of the Pray community where you can share and even ask for prayer support. This app really offers a great combination of prayer and meditation and has a beautiful interface that is easy to navigate.

Cost: $49.99 per year with 1 week trial membership

Echo Prayer

This is a very simple prayer app that sends alerts to remind you to pray, allows you to track your prayers, share your prayers with others and join prayer networks. You can organize and categorize your prayers and mark them as answered. If you want a no thrills way of reminding yourself to pray on a regular basis this is the app for you.

Cost: Starts at $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year

Prayers & Blessings Daily

This app is a FREE prayer app that offers short prayers and daily devotionals. This app is sweet, simple and to the point. You can also share your favorite daily prayers via email of facebook. This is a great app to help infuse a quick inspiration into your day.

Cost: Free with ads or $2.99 for ad free version

Do you use a prayer or meditation app to support your spiritual health? Which app is your favorite?

Now more than ever is a great time to start a daily prayer or meditation practice. It's a great way to center yourself in the midst of chaos, combat anxiety and improve your spiritual health and overall wellbeing. A great way to support this selfcare habit is a phone app that can provide you with guided prayers or meditations, reminders to practice and ways to track your practice.  Here 7 meditation and prayer apps to support your spiritual health that you may want to give a try...

Elisha Beach is a stay-at-home mom to four kids and four step-kids…Yes, you read that right—eight kids. She is a wife, home cook, taxi driver, herder of children, terrible housekeeper, selfcare advocate and founder of The Mom Forum. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter

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