Cast members from hit series “The Chosen” are leading an Advent prayer challenge through their partnership with the Hallow app, a Catholic app that facilitates prayer and meditation.
“I am thrilled to partner this year with Hallow, Jonathan [Roumie], and several of our amazing actors from ‘The Chosen’ for Hallow’s Advent #Pray25 challenge,” says “The Chosen” creator Dallas Jenkins in the introduction to the first day of the challenge. “This is a perfect time of year to be focused on prayer, for two reasons. Number one, Season 3 of ‘The Chosen’ is actually coming out this holiday season, so be sure to check that out. But number two, and by far a more important reason, this is the time of year that we focus on the birth of the man ‘The Chosen’ is all about, Jesus Christ.”
Hallow App Teams Up With ‘The Chosen’
CEO and co-founder Alex Jones helped launch the Hallow app at the end of 2018. Jones says that he grew up Catholic, fell away from his faith, and later returned to his roots, “learning about the Church’s beautiful tradition of prayer & meditation.” These traditions include “deep and transformative contemplative and meditative prayer techniques.” Jones and his fellow co-founders, Erich Kerekes and Alessandro DiSanto, created Hallow as an alternative to the “secular meditation, mindfulness apps and yoga” attracting many of their friends.
An announcement on the Hallow website about Hallow’s partnership with “The Chosen” says, “The Chosen continues to transform lives and hearts by being the largest Christian streaming series in history with over 400 million views world-wide. For the first time ever, you can pray alongside them as we bring your favorite cast members into Advent #Pray25!”
Users who download the Hallow app are presented with 13 “interests” from which they can select and are then asked about their goals for the app, such as wanting to pray more or drawing closer to God.
After selecting from these choices, users can opt for a 90-day free trial of the app. After the free trial concludes, Hallow is $59.99 per year.
On the Hallow app’s home page, users have the option to join the Advent Challenge. The description of the challenge reads:
Join the Hallow community in prayer this Advent as we journey through the story of salvation history. Beginning with God’s chosen people in the Old Testament and ending with the Holy Family in Bethlehem, we’ll ask God to reveal to us how we are called to say “yes” to the coming of Christ in our own lives.