Prayer & Resources for Daily Devotions

Prayer Requests

Holding one another’s joys, sorrows, and concerns before God in prayer is a spiritual practice that characterizes our life together at Saint Luke’s. In our worship services, we pray for the needs of the church, the world, each other, and those in particular need or trouble. Outside of our time together, many parishioners make it part of their daily spiritual practice to use the parish’s prayer list as part of their private prayers.

Would you like to add a name to the Saint Luke’s prayer list? Click here to add your name

Names added to the prayer list will be offered aloud during the Prayers of the People on the following Sunday, and printed in the service leaflet for an additional month.

If you have an urgent pastoral need, please call the Priest-on-Call at 203-655-1456.

Resources for Daily Prayer

According to the Catechism of the Episcopal Church, prayer is “responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.” Growing in faith requires that we find ways to keep ourselves oriented toward God and God’s purposes for our lives not just on Sunday, but throughout the week. Indeed, at the core of the Anglican spiritual tradition, is a practice of saying daily morning and evening prayers. These services are often referred to as the “Daily Office,” and can be found near the front of the Book of Common Prayer. We pray Morning Prayer together each weekday at 8:00 am in the Chapel.

One helpful way to think about prayer is that it is a conversation with God. Like all conversations, prayer requires several things of us, including time, attention, the gift of presence, and a willingness both to speak and share honestly and freely, as well as to listen and receive openly.

There is no ‘hidden secret’ when it comes to prayer. Anyone can pray, at any time and in any place. And God promises to hear us when we pray.

Need help in cultivating a daily practice of prayer? Your clergy would love to support you, and you might also find some of these online resources helpful:

Forward Day by Day

An Episcopal daily devotion available in print, online, and via app.


An app from Church Publishing that includes daily Scripture readings, the church calendar, and many of the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.

Brother, Give us a Word

A very brief meditation emailed every morning from the brothers at the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE), an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Mass.

Online Book of Common Prayer

An online version of the entire Book of Common Prayer, including liturgies for daily prayer, Baptism and Eucharist, the Psalms, and prayers for every occasion.