The Church of England is now using Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa to say prayers.
Users can ask the device to read “a prayer of the day, the Ten Commandments or the Lord’s Prayer or to recite grace before a meal,” the BBC reported Thursday.
The device reportedly comes equipped with a “church near you” function to encourage people to visit their local church, as part of an online push by the Church of England upon receiving numbers revealing fewer people attending services.
Last year, the data showed the Church of England was reaching approximately 1.2 million people online each month, yet those attending Sunday services has declined by 14 percent since 2006.
The Church of England intends to eventually offer the same service through Google Play.
“The Church of England said it wanted to use all of the technologies available to grow people’s faith and had noticed the popularity of the speakers,” according to the BBC.
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Source: Christian Post