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.
- January 2022
- February 2022
- March 2022
- April 2022
- May 2022
- June 2022
- July 2022
- August 2022
- September 2022
- October 2022
- November 2022
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
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
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
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