Customizable iPhone Application Allows Christians to Share Prayers, Inspirational Thoughts and Greetings via Social Media, Text or Email
Just in time for the Christmas holiday, Joe Bellissimo, founder of Share A Prayer, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of Share A Prayer, a new iPhone app that allows Christians all over the world to share prayers, inspirational thoughts and greetings. Available exclusively in the App Store and at www.shareaprayerapp.com, Share A Prayer allows Christians to “pray it forward” by sharing prayers and warm wishes with friends, family and loved ones via social media, email and text message.
“This application will enable Christians far and wide to seamlessly share personalized prayers with just a few simple swipes on their smart phones.”
Share A Prayer is a passion project created by Bellissimo, an attorney, business owner and consultant, who is a practicing Catholic and an active parishioner in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. A life-long member of the Holy Name Society, a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults sponsor, and former catechism instructor, Bellissimo was inspired by the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind app that could impact individuals’ lives in a meaningful way by inspiring a brighter and more positive outlook.
“Share A Prayer is truly a labor of love for me, and I’m thrilled to be a part of a project that will impact so many people on a personal level,” said Bellissimo. “This application will enable Christians far and wide to seamlessly share personalized prayers with just a few simple swipes on their smart phones.”
The Share A Prayer app is laid out with categories similar to a greeting card store, and allows users to send occasion-inspired prayers through social media networks – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – as well as via text message and email. The Share A Prayer app comes pre-loaded with a database of prayers, quotes from Scripture, inspirational thoughts, and greetings, each of which lets friends and loved ones know the sender is thinking about them. Categories range from congratulatory notes for weddings or birthdays and well wishes for the holidays to messages of support and sympathy in times of need or illness and warm thoughts for a speedy recovery.
When users initially download the free application, they will have two categories available to them: Christmas and Thinking of You, each encompassing more than 100 prayers. Other categories can be unlocked with an in-app purchase of $0.99 per category, which will include 20+ prayers and free updates to the prayer database. Each category will be expanded over time to incorporate a larger selection of prayers. Additional categories include Sacramental, Get Well Soon, Birthday, Anniversary, Birth & Baptism, Sympathy, Wedding and Congratulations.
To send a prayer, users simply select a prayer from the chosen category. For an added individualized touch, Share A Prayer offers customizable features that allow users to express themselves and personalize prayers by utilizing different backdrops, uploading personal photos and images, and adding frames and filters. To inspire social sharing, Share A Prayer is optimized to work across multiple social media platforms. Prayers can be shared with just one friend via email or text message or with a group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Available exclusively in the App Store and at the Share A Prayer website, Share A Prayer is optimized for iPhone devices and seamlessly integrated into the iOS platform. Share A Prayer will initially be available for free.