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Diocesan Cycle of Prayer


Overview & Resources

For the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, click here.


Weekly Remembrances

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 Resources 

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 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.


December 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

December 2013


Throughout Advent and season of Christmas, please pray for the Wall around Bethlehem and all other barriers to come down.


1 – Advent 1

Clergy and students of diocesan campus ministries:  Mr. Robert Abner, Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministries at Ball State University; The Rev. Dr. Charles Allen, Grace Unlimited at Butler and IUPUI; The Rev. Peter Bunder, Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Purdue University; The Rev. Dr. Linda Johnson, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Indiana University; Dr. Joni D. Clark, United Campus Ministries, Terre Haute (serving Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College); and the campus ministries of Depauw University; Hanover College; Wabash College, and University of Southern Indiana.



8 - Advent 2

Trinity, Anderson

The Rt. Rev. William Smalley;

15 - Advent 3

St. John’s, Bedford

Mike Short, Sr. Warden


22 - Advent 4

Church of the Nativity, Indianapolis

The Rev. Bruce Boss


29 - Christmas 1

Holy Family, Fishers

The Rev. Mike Galvin, The Rev. Cathy Scott, Deacon



January 2014


5 – Christmas 2

Trinity, Bloomington

The Rev. Charles Dupree; The Henrietta Grossoehme, The Rev. Connie Peppler, Deacon


12 – 1 Epiphany  

St. Peter’s, Lebanon

Sandra Dailey, Senior Warden


19 – 2 Epiphany - Prison Ministry Sunday (MLK)

Clergy engaged in prison ministry:  The Rev. Barbara Kempf, The Rev. Jackie Means, The Rev. Donna Olsen, The Rev. Bill Wieland, The Rev. Mollie Williams

Clergy engaged in hospital chaplaincy: The Rev. Dr. Lorraine Coufal, The Rev. Frank Impicciche

All retired and non-parochial clergy


26 – 3 Epiphany

Peace Church, Rockport

Sandy Kincaid Senior Warden


February 2014


2 – 4 Epiphany

Diocesan Cooperating Ministries and the people they serve:  Alternatives Inc., Craine House, Damien Center, Dayspring Center, Exodus Refugee Center, Julian Center, St. Richard’s School


9 – 5 Epiphany

St. Paul’s, Columbus

The Rev. Marc Vance; The Rev. James Lowney, Deacon


16 – 6 Epiphany  

St. Paul’s, Evansville

The Rev. Dr. Richard Godbold


23 – 7 Epiphany

St. John’s, Crawfordsville

The Rev. Janet Oller



March 2014


2 – Last Epiphany

Shared Ministry of St. James, New Castle & St. Paul’s, Richmond

The Rev. Susan Bennett, The Rev. Barry Cramer, Deacon


9 – 1 Lent - Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

Good Shepherd, West Lafayette

The Rev. Peter Bunder


16 – 2 Lent

St. Paul’s, Jeffersonville

The Rev. Don Hill & Dr. Nancy Woodworth-Hill, Co-Pastors


23 – 3 Lent

Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis

The Very Rev. Stephen Carlsen, Dean; The Rev. Canon Zoila Manzanares-Cole; The Rev. Dr. Canon Gray Lesesne; The Rev. Drew Klatte, Deacon


30 – 4 Lent

Trinity, Connersville

Marianne Dice, Senior Warden



April 2014


6 – 5 Lent

St. John’s, Lafayette

The Rev. Dr. Bradley Pace, The Rev. Hilary Cooke


13 – Palm Sunday

St. Mark’s, Plainfield

The Rev. Kirsteen Wilkinson


20 – Easter Sunday

Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders: Steven Balke, Mary Bargiel, Christopher Beasley, T.J. Freeman, Jessie Gutgsell, Erin Hougland, Whitney Smith, James Stanton  (prayers found on BCP 256)


27 – 2 Easter

Christ Church, Madison

The Rev. Evelyn Wheeler



May 2014


4 – 3 Easter

St. Philips, Indianapolis

The Rev. Michelle Roos, The Rev. Karen Sullivan, Deacon


11 – 4 Easter

St. Pauls, Indianapolis

The Rev. Dr. John Denson, The Rev. Jeffrey Thornberg, The Rev. Barbara Kempf


18 – 5 Easter

St. John’s, Mt. Vernon

The Rev. Allen Rutherford


25 – 6 Easter

St. Augustine, Danville

The Rev. William Barfield



June 2014


1 – 7 Easter

Trinity, Lawrenceburg

The Rev. Mary Taflinger


8 - Day of Pentecost  -  EFHN

All EFHN Outreach Agencies.  We invite you to pray for those in your deanery.  

The link to EFHN agencies is:  www.indydio.org/EFHN


15 - Trinity Sunday

Trinity, Indianapolis

The Rev. Thomas Kryder-Reid, The Rev. Karen King, The Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards


22 - Proper 7

St. Alban’s, Indianapolis

Joan Trendell, Senior Warden


29 - Proper 8

St. George’s, West Terre Haute

Sylvia Brockman, Senior Warden

July 6, 2014 - November 30, 2014

July 2014

 

6 - Proper 9

St. Andrew’s, Greencastle

The Rev. Dr. John Rumple

 

13 - Proper 10

St. Paul’s, New Albany

The Rev. Richard Kautz; The Rev. Gordon Anderson, Deacon

 

20 - Proper 11

St. Stephen’s, New Harmony

The Rev. Dr. Beth Macke, Priest in Charge

Mr. Bishop Mumford, Sr. Warden

 

27 - Proper 12

The staff of the Waycross Camp and Conference Center;

Van Beers, Executive Director

Members of the Standing Committee, Executive Council, Commission on Ministry, and Re-Imagining Taskforce



August 2014

 

3 - Proper 13

St. Stephen’s, Elwood

Gloria Mays, Senior Warden

 

10 - Proper 14

St. Mary’s, Martinsville

The Rev. Frank Impicciche, Vicar

 

17 - Proper 15

St. Timothy’s, Indianapolis

The Rev. Rebecca Nickel; The Rev. Donna Olsen, Deacon

 

24 - Proper 16

St. David’s, Bean Blossom

Jim Huber, Senior Warden

 

31 - Proper 17

St. Christopher’s, Carmel

The Rev. Stephen Fales, The Rev. Jennifer Hulen



September 2014



7 - Proper 18

St. Luke’s, Cannelton

Frank Maffia, Senior Warden

 

14 - Proper 19

St. John’s, Speedway

The Rev. Jeffrey Bower; The Rev. Fatima Yakubu-Madus, Deacon;

 

21 - Proper 20

St. Matthew’s, Indianapolis

The Rev. Mark Van Wassenhove

 

28 - Proper 21

St. Michael’s, Noblesville  

The Rev. Lee Schaefer



October 2014   -  Domestic Violence Awareness Month

 

5 - Proper 22

St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Zionsville

The Rev. C. Davies Reed

 

12 - Proper 23

The Bishop and staff of the Diocese of Indianapolis:  The Rt. Rev. Catherine Waynick, The Rev. Canon Bruce Gray, The Rev. Canon Debra Kissinger, Canon Marsha Gebuhr, Sally Cassidy, Kathy Copas, Dontie Fuller, John Vernon Oaks, Kim Smith

 

19 - Proper 24

St. Stephen’s, Terre Haute

Mr. Craig McKee, Sr. Warden

The Rev. Deby Veach, Deacon

 

26 - Proper 25

Shared Ministry of St. Luke’s, Shelbyville & St. Thomas, Franklin

The Rev. Whitney Rice; The Ven. Ronald Goldfarb, Archdeacon



November 2014

 

2 – All Saints Sunday

All Saints, Indianapolis

The Rev. Suzanne Wille; The Rev. Brantley Alexander, Deacon

 

9 - Proper 27

St. James, Vincennes

The Rev. Dennis Lata, Priest in Charge; The Rev. Mary Becker, Deacon; The Rev. Charles Christian, Deacon

 

16 - Proper 28

St. John’s, Washington

The Rev. Dennis Latta, Vicar

 

23 – Christ the King

Grace Church, Muncie

The Rev. Thomas Blake

 

30 - Advent 1

Clergy and students of diocesan campus ministries:  Mr. Robert Abner, Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministries at Ball State University; The Rev. Dr. Charles Allen, Grace Unlimited at Butler and IUPUI; The Rev. Peter Bunder, Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Purdue University; The Rev. Dr. Linda Johnson, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Indiana University; Dr. Joni D. Clark, United Campus Ministries, Terre Haute (serving Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College); and the campus ministries of Depauw University; Hanover College; Wabash College, and University of Southern Indiana.

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