Hallow (iTunes, Google Play) offers guided prayer and meditation sessions to help users grow in their faith and find peace in God. This is like the many popular mindfulness apps out there, except it’s built for Christians.
What if you could take the peace and calm that we can get from the mindfulness apps and bring in our faith, our relationship and our communication with God into it. When the CEO, and founder was searching for the answer, he had discovered a world filled with beautiful and ancient techniques that sit at exactly that intersection. He “built Hallow to in an effort to share these methods with the world in an accessible, modern, and simple way”.
Hallow (iTunes, Google Play) offers guided prayer and meditation sessions to help us grow in our faith lives and find peace and stillness in God. Explore contemplative prayer and meditation sessions across:
- Christian Meditation: finding peace in silence and imaginative prayer
- Examen: reflecting on your day and discovering an awareness of God in the present moment
- Lectio Divina: entering into a conversation with God through scripture
- Spiritual Writing: journaling with God, listening to Him, and sharing with Him what’s on your mind and heart
- Taizé and Chant Meditation: meditative chant and singing with God
- Rosary: meditating with Mary through the mysteries of the Rosary
Today’s world is stressful, busy, hectic, and full of distractions. Society puts an insane amount of pressure on us and there seems to be a constantly increasing expectation to work harder, study more, respond faster, and perform better. At the same point in time, we’re increasingly searching for meaning, fulfillment, purpose, and growth within our spiritual lives. We believe these two challenges can be addressed with the same solution. Namely, through deepening our relationship with God. By allowing Him into our day-to-day lives and stresses, we let Him share with us His peace, joy and fulfillment.
WHAT YOU GET
Hallow’s intutitive, convenient and personalized experience begins with a 9-day introduction that guides you step-by-step through three different methods of prayer. After this, it’s up to you to choose from our collection of over 200 sessions across three different sections:
Dailies: Daily prayers across methods including Christian Meditation, Lectio Divina, the Rosary, Spiritual Writing, and the Examen.
Praylists: Sessions across a variety of prayer methods, all centered on one particular theme e.g., joy, humility, making decisions, calm, letting go.
Challenges: Prayers usually focused on re-discovering the beauty within traditional prayers for example: the Our Father, Stations of the Cross, and Advent.
In addition to the above sections, Hallow offers a number of features to help users customize their prayer experience:
- Journal for users to capture their thoughts after every prayer
- Choice between male and female guides
- Options for 3 different lengths for every prayer (typically 5, 10, or 15 minutes)
- Ability to set prayer reminders
- Option to include calming background music in any session
- Ability to download sessions for offline listening
Users can access our Daily prayers (including the rosary) and the 9-day Intro Prayer Challenge for free.
To access the full suite of Praylists and Challenges, Hallow offers two auto-renewing subscription options:
$8.99 per month (This was $11.99 Canadian Dollars for me) (iTunes, Google Play)
$59.99 per year (This was $77.99 Canadian Dollars for me) (iTunes, Google Play)
This really was the only negative I could find in my review. The pricing was a little steep for the meditation. It does put this apps premiere content out of reach for some people. There is a trial subscription available, so you can try it out first.
The developers opted for a subscription model instead on internal purchases. Once my (or your) subscription expires I no longer have access to all of the content. There are pros and cons to this avenue, a subscription offers an all inclusive option which I like. However, when the subscription is gone, so are the mediations. I would love the ability to also purchase the mediation individually or as sets. This is my review, and my take on it, many of you have numerous subscriptions.
Additionally, Hallow offers a Lifetime subscription, which is paid for through a one-off upfront payment of $199.99 with unlimited access to Hallow forever.
These prices are for United States customers. The pricing will be reflected in your countries currency, within your iTunes account.
Your Hallow subscription will renew automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can go to you iTunes account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Your iTunes account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.