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Alexa skills for Christians? Yes! Go ahead Alexa, give me the Bible! There are tons of Christian Alex skills to help you build faith, have fun and manage your home.
A few Christmases ago, I received an Amazon Echo as a gift from my son and his girlfriend. I love technology (and, in some ways, loathe it!) and wanted to see if this product lived up to the hype. I’m all for using technology to make life easier and the Amazon Echo did not disappoint. In fact, it not only made life easier, it made it more fun. Within two days of owning the Echo, my husband and I purchased two Echo Dots for other rooms in the house.
Give Me the Bible – Alexa Skills for Christians
In this post, I won’t get into setting up your Amazon Echo or Dot (the set up is quick and easy), nor will I get much into the security (I took time to research and set our Echo up with the highest level of security and do not have my address book connected to it), but I will share some wonderful Alexa skills for Christians.
If you are looking for ways to make your Amazon Echo or Dot more secure, check out this article for some tips.
A “skill”, for Amazon Alexa, is simply something that Alexa can do.
When I first received my Amazon Echo, I thought I would use it mostly for ordering things on Amazon and adding things to my shopping list. And, I do use it in those ways, but as I got to know the Amazon Echo more and more, I learned that there are so many amazing Alexa skills for Christians to help in nearly every area of their lives!.
I’ve broken the Alexa skills for Christians down by area including faith building, music and home management.
Other Great Alexa skills for Christians for Faith Building:
While many of the below skills are not specific to Christians, they all are related to supporting you in living a Proverbs 31 life and managing your home in a God-honoring way.
Home Management Alexa Skills
Alexa Commands for Home Management
Set Reminders and Timers *
I use this one quite a bit when I’m cooking. I’ll say “Alexa, set a timer for 12 minutes” or “Alexa, remind me at 7pm to take my medicine”. You can use this feature for so many different things. This is already built into the Alexa platform and doesn’t require enabling this skill.I thought I would my Amazon Echo mostly for ordering things on Amazon and adding things to my shopping list. As I got to know the Amazon Echo more, I learned there are so many amazing Alexa skills for Christians to help in every… Click To Tweet
Calendars and Appointments *
You can link a calendar from Google, G Suite, iCloud, Outlook.com, or Office365, then just ask Alexa to add events or check your upcoming events. Go to Settings in your Alexa App to link your calendar, then just ask:
“Alexa, add Dr. Appointment with Dr. Wu on July 28th at 2pm”
“Alexa, add brunch with mom on Sunday at 10am to my calendar”
“Alexa, what’s on my calendar for tomorrow”
Shopping & To Do Lists *
I have Alexa connected to my Any.do app. When I’m cooking and realize that I’ve just used the last of the red vinegar, I just have to say “Alexa, add red wine vinegar to the shopping list.” and it’s done. When it’s time to go food shopping, I just open the app and add the items to my written list.
There are tons of products that now interface with Alexa under the Smart Home umbrella. Most of these require an additional purchase (lights, plugs, thermostats, security, etc.), so I won’t get into detail on them, but they are certainly worth checking out. I have a number of these products on my own wish list! Now, let’s get back to the best Alexa skills for Christians, shall we?
Cooking Alexa Skills
Cooking substitutions *
Run out of cake flour or another ingredient while cooking? Ask Alexa! I recently asked Alexa “What can you use instead of red wine in cooking?” This is such a handy skill and prevents you from having to jump on your phone or laptop with dirty cooking hands to find a substitution. Just ask Alexa!
If you are watching your diet, then you can ask Alexa to give you details about your meals. For example, you can say:
“Alexa, how many calories are there in a string cheese stick?”
“Alexa, how much sugar does an Oreo have?”
Alexa Apps By Meal Plan or Diet Type
Alexa Apps for Cooking Tools or Appliances
Take Out and Delivery
Christian Alexa Skills for News & Information
Just for Fun Alexa Skills for Christians
Even More Alexa Skills
Looking for more Alexa skills? Use the Alexa Skill Finder! Simply ask, “Alexa, open Skill Finder” or “Alexa, tell Skill Finder to give me the skill of the day.” to uncover new, really cool and useful Alexa skills for Christians (and everyone!).
You may enjoy this cheeky short video about Christian Alexa.
Did I miss any great Alexa skills for Christians? Drop a comment and below and let us know about a great Alexa skill that I may have missed!