WherePrayer™ is an iOS app (iPhone, iPad and iPod) allowing a person to organize and send prayers (postcards) to locations of their choosing, and collectively, somewhere within five kilometers, to see active prayers everyone else has posted around the world. It is “Mail” for prayers. Religiously, WherePrayer™ is non-sectarian.
The content of a person’s prayer is PRIVATE. A person can, however, take steps to publicize a prayer on social media, email it, or do any number of other things like store it in Evernote.
System requirements: iOS 11 or higher.
Under the auspices of Lighthouse Woods LLC, Jeffrey Scott Shulman and Laura Jarrard Shulman offer WherePrayer™ app. Jeff and Laura are a husband-wife team residing in Northern California. Jeff has worked in mobile development in Silicon Valley since 2004. His computer career spans forty years, starting in 1977. Since 2001, Laura is a self-taught computer artist, digital graphic designer, and Web 2.0 HTML/CSS designer.
WherePrayer™ is app #2. When Laura was working on app #1 in 2012, she got the idea for WherePrayer™. She abandoned app #1 to work on the WherePrayer™ website.
Around the same time—the date is lost to time—, Laura had a dream that Jesus and she were in. It was short. Jesus wanted WherePrayer™ to get written and made available. They struck a deal. Jesus would support WherePrayer™ if Laura became Christian. Laura said okay, fine. So, Christ Jesus gives his seal of approval on WherePrayer™. Jeff and Laura try to keep their egos out of it. They pray that the app gets released in September, in Jesus’ name.
From 2012 onwards, Laura studied Christianity. She joined a local church, spent several months as a catechumen, and in 2017 got baptized. To her surprise, she is a rather enthusiastic denominational Christian. She used to be a “religious none,” same as millions of Americans.
All along, Laura wished that someone would write a WherePrayer™-like app so she herself could use it but, remarkably, no one did. Jeff and Laura discussed WherePrayer™ among themselves, while Jeff worked on it on evenings and weekends. It was VERY difficult keeping the project mum for six years.
In May 2017, Jeff found himself unemployed. Jeff and Laura were quite happy at this turn of events because, finally, Jeff could work on WherePrayer™ full-time. He dove into the project—living, breathing, sleeping the app for the next year. On 10 May 2018, the app went beta. It will be released to the public in September 2018.
The Shulmans have no plans to offer WherePrayer™ for Android. Please respect our decision, and don’t ask.
Jeff and Laura have devoted whatever free-time they have to rescuing domestic cats, particularly elder breeder-moms. Since 1985, they have adopted and given a cushy permanent home to forty-seven cats. The cats are allowed on the furniture.