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

Prayer Resources

Rich resources for prayer and reflection can be found online. Some popular websites and podcasts are listed below. 

Diocesan Clergy Prayer List

The clergy prayer list includes prayer requests for clergy and family members in the Diocese of Washington.

Cycles of Prayer

The diocesan and Anglican cycles of prayer connect individual worshipers to the intentions of the wider church.

Prayers for Special Occasions

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Dupont Circle in Washington, DC created these Prayers of the People to respond to the tragedy of gun violence.

Praying Online

The Book of Common Prayer contains the primary services of the Episcopal Church, psalms, prayers and historical documents.

The Daily Office from Mission St. Clare. The Daily Office is an ancient practice that uses daily prayers to mark the times of the day.  The office may be  said communally or individually.

Today's Meditation.  Forward Day by Day offers a daily meditation and invites you to discuss them online. 

Speaking to the Soul is a popular spirituality blog of fresh reflections at Episcopal Cafe.

Explore Faith is a blog of essays and devotions "for anyone seeking a path to God."

Episcopal Relief and Development includes prayers for those in need or in danger.

Anglicans Online offers a greater array of spiritual resources than you could make your way through in a lifetime.


Popping Collars is hosted by Greg Knight, Liz Easton and Betsy Gonzalez, a priest of our diocese, who "interrogate the world around them through the lens of faith."

Priest Pulse, hosted by Father Benjamin Gildas and Fr. Colin Chapman, explores relevant issues in the Episcopal Church and around the world with prayer, humor, and thoughtfulness.

2Fab (Two Feminists Annotate The Bible) is a feminist blog for Bible enthusiasts.  Hosts Jordan and Luci work their way through the Bible, bringing their deep faiths and a feminist eye to the stories of God and God’s people

From All Points is a monthly podcast from the Episcopal Cafe that shines a light on the lived life of faith for individuals and the church.  Featuring:  Jon White, Jennifer Brandlon, Charles Wilson, and Amy Haynie

The Collect Call  is a podcast that unpacks and reflects upon the meaning of the collect of the week – that prayer at the start of the service that changes every week. Hosts: Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell.

The Irreverends is a weekly podcast by the Rev. Gini Gerbasi and the Rev. Tim Watt of St. John's, Georgetown. They explore the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday, along with a spiritual exercise and a dash of snark. The Irreverends take God seriously, but not themselves.