Saint David’s is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship, love, and service to welcome all people just as God created you.

No matter your step on the journey or place in the story: our welcome knows no boundaries of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, economic condition, physical or mental ability, or age.

We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

 

SUNDAY SERVICES – 8 am & 10:30 am (with 9:30 am Sunday School)

Prayer & Prayer Groups

What is prayer?

“Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words” (BCP, 856). Prayer is the way in which Chrisians build a relationship with God in the raising of their minds and hearts. Indeed, it is at the well of prayer that that Christ, who first seeks us, comes to meet us. Christian prayer, then, is a relationship bound by the covenant between God and humanity in Christ. It is the action of God and the one praying, springing forth from both the Holy Spirit and ourselves, wholly directed to the Father, in union with the human will of the Son of God made one of us. Prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with God, with Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Spirit. The life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of and incommunion with the thrice-holy God.

Parish Prayer List

If you have a need and want to be added to the parish prayer list or the Rector’s confidential prayer list, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

The Daily Office

Use of daily prayers to mark the times of the day has its origins in ancient Judaism and found form in early Christianity. Since the 4th century, the principal offices or prayer times have been morning and evening (called lauds and vespers). These remain, together with Holy Eucharist, as the three public prayers of the Church. Through monastic influence, two other services are also popular: Noonday Prayer, and Compline (Night Prayer).

The Daily Office is publicly prayed at Saint David’s as follows:

Sunday, 8:00 am & 10:30 am – Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, 9:00 am – Morning Prayer with Holy Eucharist

Wednesday, 7:30 pm – Compline

Friday, 7:00 am – Morning Prayer

Parish Prayer Groups

Centering Prayer is for those who want to learn and practice a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to know and experience God’s presence within​. Centering Prayer meets on Thursdays at 6:00 in the Narhex. 

Chanting the Psalms is for those who want to engage in the ancient practice of prayerful chanting and silent meditation on the Psalms. The Chanting the Psalms group meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 pm in the Narthex.

The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women in the Episcopal Church, which pledges itself to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism. The Daughters of the King at Saint David’s meet regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church office. 

The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew is a ministry of men in the Anglican Communion that follows the threefold disciplines of prayer, study and service. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church office.

Saint David’s Episcopal Church

145 East Edgewood Drive

Lakeland, Florida  33803

863.686.4143

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