Prayers & Spiritual Direction

St. Augustine's Prayer List

Everyone is invited to join the prayer list ministry of St. Augustine's Chapel. Right now, around 150 people in the St. Augustine's community pray for people who share their requests with Kay Barry.  If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Kay Barry at or call 322-4783 and tell Jes Williams you would like to be added to the list of people who pray.

If you have needs you would like the St. Augustine's Prayer list members to pray about, your prayer requests may be sent directly to Kay Barry at   Kay sends these requests to the Prayer list, along with a short prayer to aid in the process. 

Priestly Prayer

If you have a prayer request that you would rather not be sent to the St. Augustine's Prayer list, but want the pastoral staff to pray for you, please send your request to Rev. Lissa Smith at   All of these prayer requests will be handled by our pastoral staff in a caring and confidential manner.

What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction, sometimes referred to as spiritual guidance or spiritual friendship, is an ongoing relationship in which one person (the directee), desirous of being attentive to his or her spiritual life, meets with another person (the director) on a regular basis (approximately once a month), specifically for the purpose of becoming more attuned to God's Presence in order to respond more fully to that Presence in all of life.

The primary focus of the session is the directee's relationship with God as it is reflected and challenged by all aspects of that person's life.

The directee assumes responsibility for his or her life with God. This means that the person coming for direction is trying to be serious about some form of intentional prayer and reflection on the God-currents of everyday life and prayer. During the meeting of about one hour, director and directee seek to enter a prayerful atmosphere where together they can be attentive to the Holy Spirit who is in fact the Real Director.

The director may question, challenge, suggest, support, as seems called for by the Spirit, but it is the directee’s prayerful openness to the Sprit that determines whatever insights are uncovered or the course of action that is to be taken. It is assumed that the directee has begun a journey with God long before he or she comes into direction. Also, this intentional journey will continue long after leaving a particular director. The director is only a facilitator in the process. The directee must claim the journey.

For more information, please contact Scott Owings at