One Minute Pause app from John Eldredge

The One Minute Pause is a simple way to reconnect with God in the midst of your very busy day. Created by John Eldredge’s team, the New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild at Heartand Captivating. Based on the One Minute Pause chapter in his newest book Get Your Life Back, this app invites you into the simple practice of releasing everything to God, restoring your union with God and inviting Him to fill you.

(iTunes and Google Play)

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this app. It was recommended by Jake Khym from the Way of the Heart Podcast. While I enjoy audio books, I am not a fan of turning my prayer over to an audio guide. I do however, love the author John Eldredge, and his books have given my relationship with God a lot of new depth. John isn’t a new author, or even a one hit wonder author.

What I found great about this app, is that it took me from spending a one minute mediation to five easily. I have done the ten minute mediation but not during the day.

Start with the one minute pause and then unlock longer pauses as your progress in your practice.

  • 1 Minute
  • 3 Minute
  • 5 Minute and
  • 10 Minute Pauses are available

The app allows you to set up daily popup reminders to take a break and give your worries and essentially your heart over to God, over and over. What does that do? It amazingly deepens your love for God. Did the app do that on it’s own, of course not. Will it work for everyone, probably not. But I think for the vast majority of us, we need more of Jesus in our mind, and in our heart. This app will allow you to remind yourself to do it, and to experience more peace because of it.

This app is beautiful. It is optimized for high resolution screens and it looks stunning.

The app starts you off with a few deep breaths before starting the mediation. Beautiful background music allows you to block out distractions.

As you practise the one minute option, the new 3 minute option becomes available, and then the five and then the ten. This is an excellent way to slow the user down and allow them to get used to pausing their day. It did help me.

In case you want to see, how you are doing a great summary screen is available, with when and how long you took time to bring God into your life through the app.



  1. Gino Vital May 1, 2020 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    How could you translate the prayer after communion, “may your body which I have eaten and your blood which I have drunk leave to my very “bowels” when the Roman missal states the word soul.
    Big difference between soul and bowels one very reverent the bowels into the same.
    How could change a beautiful for one not nearly as true?

  2. Ed Viner August 3, 2020 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    My wife and I have used this app for a long time but all of a sudden the New American Bible link does not work . We get 404 Error can’t find this page. This has been going on for days now .
    Did you delete it or what. We can get the Douay Remes but it is much harder for our 75 yr old eyes to see and does not have the footnotes.
    Please advise. Thanks

  3. Chris Taylor March 20, 2024 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Can you tell me the background music you use d in the pause app.

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