Just click on the icon of your choice. Select "save". Right-click on the zip file that downloads to your computer, extract it to C:\ (do not put it in a sub-folder!), and open the file. You will find a shortcut with the name of the program - clidking this will run the program.
If you want to add the shortcut to you start menu, hit the "Start" button and right-click on "Programs", and open this folder. Copy the shortcut to the programs file, and it will appear in your start menu. (At least that's how it works with Windows XP.)
The programs display text in a window - the windows will advance automatically, unless "Press any key to continue" appears at the bottom.
Here are the prayer-prompt programs to download!
iPhone applications are far beyond my technological expertise, but this is intriguing!
Here is a brief description of the programs:
(Run a program a few times,
and you'll understand it prety well.)
> Quikpray is mostly prayer from Scripture Verses. It also includes Cues for Personal Intercession, a time of Silence (90 secs.) and a randomly chosen version of the Lord's Prayer (from KJV to sms!).
> Liturg-E requires a bit of time and concentration. It displays randomly chosen readings in the following order - Invocation, Creed, Call to Confession, Confession of Sin, Words of Assurance, Biblical Canticle, Hymn, Thanksgiving, Cues for Personal Intercession, Psalm, Affirmation, Commitment, Concluding Prayer.
> Dawnpray begins with a short morning Psalm. It includes Cues for Gratitude, randomly chosen Prayers along with two Canticles for each day (pirated from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer), and a "Virtue of the Day". I incorporated a daily prayer program by Janet Lees & Bob Warwicker and conclude with one of the 99 (Islamic) names of God. > Nitepray opens with a short evening Psalm. It includes randomly chosen Scriptural Prayers, the "Prayer of the People" (5 versions from the Book of Common Prayer + 1 from the Covenant Hymnal), and concludes with the Tallis Canon. > Curs-E-o will help you (and/or your reunion group) in living your "4th Day" according to the Cursillo method. > Lexonr-E is a quirky quote program that randomly displays 3 Bible passages, 2 quotes, and 2 "Christan Koans" (inspired by Jonathan Seth Hayward). > Tao is a freeware reader program that I found on the internet many years ago. (You can get the original program here.) It displays a new chapter in the Tao Te Ching each time you run it. This profound little treasure of ancient eastern spirituality and wisdom can enlighten modern western readers, and harmonizes well with the teachings of Jesus. (After you read all the chapters, it will start over.) The text of the Tao Te Ching in my version is the freeware text from Project Gutenberg. (The original program uses a translation that, albeit better, has a current copyright.)
> E-pictus is the Enchiridon (Manual) of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus put into the "Tao" reader program.
> AA-adage displays a random bit of wisdom from
"the old man around the tables".
These programs are all freeware - use them and distribute them as much as you like (as long as you don't charge anyone). If you want to pay for the software, make a donation to your local food-bank and pray for the hungry. If you use any of these programs with any regularity, please send me an e-mail: I'd love to know that someone else finds these prayer prompt programs useful. Please let me know about any "bugs" you find and feel free to comment on the content. The best way to do this is via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Prayerware (like "Kleenex") is not only the name of a type of software, but it is also the name of a particular program designed to help the user pray. It, like my prayer prompt programs, is freeware and can be downloaded here. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +