Grow through prayer

Prayer is an important part of our faith life. We believe that prayer has the power to transform our lives and deepen our life with Christ and one another. 

 

The Daily Office 

The Daily Office is an ancient spiritual discipline of daily prayers at set times and with appointed liturgies. St. Luke's offers traditional the Daily Office for any who wish to deepen and expand their spiritual practice.

Morning Prayer with Holy Communion is held at 9:00 a.m. and Evening Prayer is held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

 

The Daily Eucharist

The Eucharist (also called Communion or the Great Thanksgiving) is the oldest spiritual practice of the Christian Church. Jesus instituted the Eucharist during his last supper, when he took bread and wine, blessed them, and offered them to his disciples. In the Eucharist, Christ becomes present to all who receive him. The whole community also becomes present to God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

St. Luke's offers the Daily Eucharist at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Our Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist are held at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

 

Candlelight Centering Prayer 

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

St. Luke's offers weekly Centering Prayer in the sanctuary on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. All are welcome, and no previous experience in silent prayer or meditation is required. 

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement of the soul from more active modes of verbal prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God. If you are interested in learning more about Centering Prayer, please contact Fr. Brian.

 

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a process of holy listening and conversation. Although clergy at St. Luke’s cannot offer long-term counseling, clergy are available for short-term spiritual direction and can help parishioners find appropriate referrals for necessary counseling services. If you would like to schedule time to speak with a member of clergy, please contact us.