The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer keeps us connected with our wider community, both within the diocese and our partner dioceses of Bor and Brasilia, as well as with the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which we are a part. We encourage you to use these resources in daily prayer and weekly worship. Please contact the diocesan office with any questions you may have.
For the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, click here.
As a part of the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, be sure to include in your weekly remembrances the people and Bishops of our companion dioceses: The Rt. Rev. Ruben Akurdit Ngong, Bishop of Bor, Republic of South Sudan and The Most. Rev. Mauricio Andrade, Bishop of Brasilia, and the people and Diocese of Haiti and St. Andre’s in Mithon.
Prayer for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down.
Almighty God, Creator of the wonderful complex diversity of humanity; you have fashioned us in your image and commanded us to love one another; reach down your divine hand so that the wall shall come down in Bethlehem, the birthplace of your Son, the Prince of Peace; and may the crumbling walls herald the fall of all barriers that divide us. Bind us together so that love gives rise to an abundance of tenderness among all people; and may our hearts like Mary’s magnify the Lord, and may your love shower down throughout the world so all divisions are scattered and washed away. We ask this all with the expectant hearts through Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen
Prison Ministry Sunday
Lord Christ, you said “I was in prison and you visited me…truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Help us to minister to God’s children behind bars, those returning to the community, and their families and victims knowing that you alone can change hearts and transform lives, and that together we might impact the world for good, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Almighty God, give to Episcopal Relief & Development the vision of Jesus whose compassion failed not, that following His example we may bring healing to this hurting world.
Grant that we may know who we must be as the arms and legs of Christ in the world today, so that we shall do what we are called to do in responding and making available resources of money, skills, and persons to alleviate poverty, famine, and disaster.
We thank you for the many generous souls who give of their abundance and pray that many others may join them in responding to the needs, hopes, and concerns of the world through Episcopal Relief & Development.
Set us at tasks to risk the Gospel in all places where you lead us, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen
Episcopal Fund for Human Need
Lord Jesus, you said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” We began the Episcopal Fund for Human Need to help those who fall through the cracks of human needs agencies throughout the Diocese of Indianapolis. Help us to be generous to serve as a lifeline to those who are hungry, homeless or poorly housed, without transportation, or ill and in need of assistance in Central and Southern Indiana that we might serve as a safety net and shine brightly that other may know you as the light of Christ in their lives as you are in ours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
United Thank Offering
Heavenly Father, source of all creation, all love, all true joy; accept we pray these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering and keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way; through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing of all, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
God of peace, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing new life out of destruction, hope out of despair, growth out of difficulty. We pray for women, men, teens and children who live in fear of violence. For them, home is not a place of peace and love; it is a place of danger and pain. Give them strength to endure in the midst of powerlessness and confusion. And give us courage to confront abusers, whether in our community, family, or ourselves. We ask this in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.