The Book of Common Prayer
We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer. The prayer book, most recently revised in 1979, contains our liturgies, our prayers, our theological documents, and much, much more.
The Book of Common Prayer was first published in 1549 and has had several revisions. It is the liturgical book used throughout the Anglican Communion.
Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
Our diocesan cycle of prayer begins in Advent, and with the first founded parish, Christ Church (now Cathedral) in 1819. We pray for the life and mission of each congregation as well as other ministries within the diocese each week.
We also add prayers each week for clergy and congregations in our Companion Diocese of Puerto Rico and the Anglican Communion.
In an effort to keep our list as current as possible, we will be releasing the prayer cycle by quarters (January - March; April - June; July - September; October - December).
Click these links to download a printable copy of the prayers.
- 1st Quarter (January - March 2024) Word doc / 1st Quarter (January - March 2024) pdf (added 1-2-24)
- 2nd Quarter (April - June 2024)
- 3rd Quarter (July - September 2024)
- 4th Quarter (October - December 2024)
*Please note: If you see any errors on the prayer list, please contact Director of Communications Janis Greenbaum.
Anglican Cycle of Prayer
From Aba to Zululand -- Pray your way across the Anglican Communion between January 2021 and September 2023.
- Click here for a printable version of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer (pdf)
Creation Season Prayers
Bishop Deon Johnson has written a group of prayers that focus on Creation Care.
Prayers for Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The observance began on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, as African American Emancipation Day. It has since spread across the United States and beyond.
Bishop Deon Johnson offers prayers for congregations or individuals to use in their commemoration of Juneteenth.
Daily Prayer for All Seasons
In The Episcopal Church, our Book of Common Prayer offers beautiful services for morning, noon, evening, and nighttime in a section called “The Daily Office” (pp. 35-146). Daily Prayer for All Seasons offers a variation on that theme, a shortened version, where a complete service covers one or two pages at most, thereby eliminating the need to shuffle prayer books and hymnals. Daily Prayer for All Seasons works for individuals, small groups, and/or congregations. This prayer book presents a variety of images of God by including inclusive and expansive language for and about God, and it presents a variety of words by including poetry, meditation and prayers from the broader community of faith.
If you would like to request prayers for yourself or others, please fill out the form below.
Thank you for submitting a prayer request to the diocese. Please know that our pastoral team will pray for you. If you requested personal contact with a clergy person, someone will be in touch with you soon.