Religion apps attract more than $175 million in investment. Tech investors have discovered religion—or at least religion apps. In 2021, venture capitalists poured more than $175 million into a handful of software companies developing spirituality tools for smartphones, betting big that tech startups can find a way to make a profit off of prayer, daily devotion, Scripture meditation, and Bible reading. Prayer and spirituality apps aren’t new. They’ve existed almost as long as smartphones. But they didn’t attract this much capital until recently. Ten years ago, the amount of venture funding invested in religion apps was negligible, coming in at…