Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 2021 – 2022

Diocesan congregations and individuals are invited to pray for all churches and ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington using the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer. The petition for each month highlights the ongoing work of The Strategic Plan — to equip faith communities, promote spiritual growth, and strive for justice. It is desired for the petition to be prayed each Sunday of the month.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer can be found here.

We pray for each person in our diocese to deepen their relationship with Jesus.

2 – Second Sunday after Christmas

Church of the Epiphany, DC

Welcome Table and Street Church, Church of the Epiphany, DC

Epiphany Church, Forestville


9 – The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus

Christ Church, Washington Parish

Christ Church Parish, Kensington

Christ Church, Georgetown


16 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Peter’s Church, Poolesville

Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, DC

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

St. Timothy’s Parish, DC

St. Timothy’s Child Development Center, DC


23 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Paul’s Church, Baden and St. Mary’s Chapel, Aquasco

St. Paul’s Church, Rock Creek

St. Paul’s Church, K Street

St. Paul’s Church, Piney

Diocesan Convention: The Bishop, Diocesan Convention Officers, Clerical and Lay Delegates, (January 29)


30 – The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Episcopal Relief and Development

We pray that all members of our Diocese will grow in their respect of the diversity of God’s creation.


 6 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Theological Education Sunday

All Seminaries, Seminarians, and Seminary Professors; Postulants and Candidates


13 – The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Diocesan Commission on Ministry

Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Absalom Jones (February 13)


20 – The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Rosemont Center


27 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

St. David’s Church, DC

Ash Wednesday (March 2)

We pray that each congregation be attentive to the areas of ministry described by the Vital Signs of Parish Health.


6 – The First Sunday in Lent

Grace Church, Georgetown

Grace Church, Silver Spring Parish


13 – The Second Sunday in Lent

St. Patrick’s Church, DC

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, DC


20 – The Third Sunday in Lent

St. George’s Church, Glenn Dale

St. George’s Church, Valley Lee

St. George’s, DC 

Chapel of the Annunciation, Church House

The Annunciation (March 25) 


27 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent 

Chapel of the Intercession, Washington Hospital Center

Pray for all hospital, hospice, nursing home and healthcare chaplains

Pray for all parish nurses and healthcare providers

We pray for congregations to encourage their members to take their next steps on their path of discipleship.


3 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4)

Calvary Church, DC

Church of the Atonement, DC


10 – Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

All Parishes in the Diocese of Washington

All Parish Altar Guilds of the Diocese

African Palms


17 – The Feast of the Resurrection: Easter Day

Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda

International Earth Day (April 22  ) Pray for the Good Stewardship of the Earth


24 – The Second Sunday of Easter

St. Mark’s Church, DC

St. Mark’s Church, Fairland

Church of the Good Shepherd, Silver Spring

Good Shepherd Episcopal Preschool, Silver Spring

We pray for congregations to engage in understanding their history in racial inequity.


1 – The Third Sunday of Easter

St. Monica and St. James, DC

St. Philip’s Church, Laurel

St. Philip the Evangelist Church, DC

St. Philip’s Child Development Center, DC

St. Philip’s Church, Baden


8 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Pray for all mothers and those who have been as mothers to us.

Diocesan Confirmation Service (May 14) Pray for those who are to be confirmed.


15 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter

St. Dunstan’s Church, Bethesda

Seabury Resources for Aging

Friendship Terrace

St. Mary’s Court

Collington Episcopal Life Care Community

Pray for all Seniors and their Ministries in the Church

Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Thurgood Marshall (May 17)


22 – The Sixth Sunday of Easter 

Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Iglesia La Ascención

Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring 

Church of the Ascension, Lexington Park

Ascension Day (May 26)

St. Augustine’s Church, DC 


29 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter 

All Faith Church, Charlotte Hall

Christ Church, Nanjemoy

We pray for leaders of our congregations to embrace the revitalization strategies.


5 – The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday 

St. Columba’s Church, DC

St. Columba’s Nursery School, DC

St. Barnabas’ Church of the Deaf

St. Barnabas’ Church, Leeland

St. Barnabas’ Church, Temple Hills


12 – Trinity Sunday

Trinity Church, DC

Trinity Church, Newport & Hughesville and Old Fields Chapel

Trinity Church, St. Mary’s City and St. Mary’s Chapel

Trinity Church, Upper Marlboro


19 – The Second Sunday after Pentecost

St. Alban’s Church, DC and Iglesia San Albano

Pray for all fathers and those who have been as fathers to us.


26 – The Third Sunday after Pentecost

The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

Cathedral Chaplains and Cathedral Volunteers

We pray for leaders in our congregations to actively grow their capacity to lead and deepen their commitment to following Jesus.


3 – The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Independence Day (July 4) Pray for justice, freedom and peace for all people.


10 – The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Canons and staff of the Diocese of Washington

All Vestries, Parish Leaders and Staff Members


17 – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton and Misa Magdalena

Diocesan Ordination Service (July 23) Pray for those who are being ordained.


24 – The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

St. Christopher’s Church, New Carrollton

St. James’ Church, Indian Head

St. James’ Church, Potomac

St. James’ Children’s School, Potomac

St. Anne’s Church, Damascus 


31 – The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring

We pray for all leaders in our congregations to participate in anti-racism training or sacred ground dialogues.


7 – The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Church of Our Saviour, Brookland 

Church of Our Saviour, Hillandale and Nuestro Salvador


14 – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Mary’s Church, DC


21 – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

St. Bartholomew’s Parish, Laytonsville


28 – The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Albans School for Boys

The National Cathedral School for Girls

Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School

Washington Episcopal School

The Bishop John T. Walker School

We pray for each member of our congregations to share an experience of faith with someone outside of church.


4 – The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Campus Ministries of Howard University, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, and St. Mary’s College 

National Association of Episcopal Schools        

Pray for all students and teachers

Labor Day (September) Pray for all who labor, those who are unemployed, those who seek jobs, and all who must work for less than a living wage.


11 – The Fourteenth  Sunday after Pentecost

The Church of the Holy Communion, DC

Diocesan Youth Ministry

Diocesan Young Adult Ministry


18 – The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Matthew’s Church/San Mateo, Hyattsville

St. Matthew’s Day School, Hyattsville

United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) Pray for peace and benevolence among all nations.


25 – The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Adelphi

Pray for church musicians and choirs

Pray for international human rights and all organizations and individuals that promote peace and justice worldwide

We pray that all members of our congregations deepen their faith through prayer, spiritual direction, or other faith practices.


2 – The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Francis Church, Potomac 

Pray for human treatment of all of God’s creatures, especially companion, rescue, and service animals.



9 – The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Pray for all Native American/Indigenous  and Native American/Indigenous congregations.

Pray for all victims of terrorism, war, and violence and for those who foster and perpetuate such acts.

Diocesan Cathedral Confirmation Service (October 15) – Pray  for those who are to be confirmed


16 – The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

St. Luke’s Church, Bethesda

St. Luke’s House, Bethesda

St. Luke’s Church, Brighton

St. Luke’s Parish, DC

World Food Day (October 16) Pray for all who are hungry, especially children. 


23 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

World Mission Sunday


30 – The Twentieth-first Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

All Souls Memorial Church, All Souls Parish, DC

All Souls Day

We pray for congregations to participate in dismantling racism within their congregation and surrounding communities.


6 – All Saints’ Sunday (The Twenty- second Sunday after Pentecost) 

All Saints’ Church, Chevy Chase 

All Saints’ Pre-School, Chevy Chase

All Saints’ Parish, Oakley

Veterans’ Day (November 11) Pray for all military veterans, chaplains, personnel and their families.

Diocesan Ordination Service (November 12) Pray for those who are being ordained.

  13 – The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

St. Margaret’s Parish, DC

Charlie’s Place Feeding Program, St. Margaret’s Parish


20 – The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Feast of Christ the King 

Christ Church, Chaptico

Christ Church, Clinton Parish

Christ Church, La Plata

Christ Church, Rockville

Christ Episcopal School, Rockville

Christ Church, Wayside

Church of the Holy Comforter, DC

     Daughters of the King

  Thanksgiving Day (November 24) Pray for our national life and all of God’s blessings