Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Cycle of Prayer

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer can be found here.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 2020 - 2021

Beginning in December 2020 we add a monthly petition to the Cycle of Prayer, to be prayed weekly. The petition for each month will highlight the ongoing work of The Strategic Plan - equip faith communities, promote spiritual growth and strive for justice.

We pray for Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop

November 2020

29 - The First Sunday of Advent
Diocesan Latino Ministry
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Diocesan Ordination Service (December 5) Pray for those who are being ordained

December 2020

We pray for the ongoing work of revitalizing our congregations so many may come to know and follow Jesus.

6 - The Second Sunday of Advent
St. Nicholas' Parish, Germantown
Episcopal Church Women
United Thank Offering
International Human Rights Day (December 10)

13 - The Third Sunday of Advent
St. John's Church, Georgetown
St. John's Preschool, Georgetown
St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
St. John's Church, Norwood

20 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation /San Estaban y La Encarnación, DC
St. Thomas' Church, DC
St. Thomas' Church, P.G. County, and the Chapel of the Incarnation
Christmas Day (December 25)

27 - The First Sunday after Christmas
St. John's Church, Olney
St. John's Episcopal School, Olney
St. John's Church, Zion Parish
St. John's Church, Broad Creek
St. John's Church, Mt. Rainier

January 2021

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

3 - Second Sunday after Christmas
Church of the Epiphany, DC
Welcome Table and Street Church, Church of the Epiphany, DC
Epiphany Church, Forestville

10 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Jesus
Christ Church, Washington Parish
Christ Church Parish, Kensington
Christ Church Accokeek (St. John's Parish) and St. John's Chapel
Christ Church, Georgetown

17 - 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

24 - 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 30)
St. Timothy's Parish, DC
St. Timothy's Child Development Center, DC

31 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Episcopal Relief and Development

February 2021

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

7 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Theological Education Sunday
All Seminaries, Seminarians, and Seminary Professors; Postulants and Candidates

14 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Diocesan Commission on Ministry
Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Absalom Jones (February 13)
Ash Wednesday (February 17)

21 - The First Sunday in Lent
Chapel of the Episcopal Center for Children
Rosemont Center

28 - The Second Sunday in Lent
St. David's Church, DC