LOS ANGELES, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas – Pray.com, the number one app for prayer and faith, became the only religious app to break Apple’s Top 10 lifestyle category. Shortly after launching the app on the campus of Southeastern University, Pray.com’s daily prayers and Bible bedtime stories have gone viral. The app has climbed the charts to number five in Apple’s Lifestyle category.
Pray.com is a free social networking platform for faith-based communities and non-profits that sells premium audio content for people of faith. Pray.com has raised a combined $16 million from backers like Science Inc., Greylock Partners and TPG Growth.
Founded in 2016, Pray.com’s mission is to grow faith and cultivate community. Pray.com helps its members share prayers, give to 501(c)3 religious organizations and enjoy faith-based audio content like bedtime bible stories. Members can access inspirational testimonies through its mini-series “Life, Leadership, and Legacy” that feature some of the world’s most passionate leaders like Dr. Kent Ingle, Roma Downey and Donovan Carter.
“Pray.com has been an incredible resource for Southeastern University by connecting the prayer lives and spiritual community of our campus. The influence of apps and social media has a rapid impact on our culture, and it is amazing to see it used in such an effective way to increase the power of prayer. There is no doubt the future of faith-based audio content, educating young people and globally connecting individuals through prayer is headed in this direction,” said Kent Ingle, president of Southeastern University.
The pray.com platform has three main functions:
- Free app that allows members to create prayer requests, pray for others and share answered prayers with people they love.
- At no cost, join a faith community and make a donation to a local 501(c)3 religious organization with no fees in 2019.
- Purchase a subscription to a cinematic audio experience including kids Bible shows, Bible-based meditations and bedtime Bible stories, as well as worship music and inspirational testimonies.
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to deliver on our mission of growing faith and cultivating community. With tremendous support, incredible effort and great faith, we’ve spent the last twenty-four months refining the Pray.com mobile app. Knowing that we are now the #1 app for prayer and faith is a proud moment. If you want to learn to pray, I encourage you to try downloading the Pray.com app. If you’re the type of person that enjoys spiritual growth and you want to embrace faith-based audio shows, activate a free trial to our premium content experience, you will enjoy it,” said Steve Gatena, founder and CEO of Pray.com.
With this latest round of funding, Pray.com has helped facilitate over 50,000,000 prayers across 183 countries that have been shared more than 15,000,000 times and broken Apple’s Top 10 app store rankings. To learn more, download the Pray.com mobile app today.
Pray.com is a social impact company: we’re driven by a mission to grow faith and cultivate community. Our team is comprised of people from all backgrounds – some of us pray, some of us meditate, and some of us just want to see more empathy in the world. We all feel blessed to be here and we have chosen to devote our efforts towards serving others. As a product, Pray.com is the #1 app for Prayer & Faith. We make it easy for people to Pray, Connect, & Listen. At Pray.com our vision is to create a world where everyone leaves a legacy of helping others.
Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution of higher learning. Founded in 1935 and located in the Central Florida community of Lakeland, Southeastern offers more than 80 degree programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Southeastern’s reach extends beyond the Lakeland campus, with a comprehensive online learning program and 150 extension site programs nationwide. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Learn more at SEU.edu.