Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Prayer List


Prayers and Petitions

  • For those lives taken by COVID-19 and their grieving families and friends

  • For Nurses, Doctors, EMTs, Police, Fire Fighters and all who put their lives in danger to help others

  • For those suffering from the virus 

  • For all that are isolated and lonely

  • For residents and staff of Senior Living Facilities and Nursing Homes

  • For a deep conviction and consistent peaceful actions among us to safeguard the freedoms our forebears fought and achieved to build a more perfect union

  • For all mission trips

  • For people in places impacted by visible and invisible violence
  • For all who are in discernment in response to God's call to serve
  • For all lay people who are in discernment and leadership of ministries

  • For all who are in discernment for Holy Orders

  • For immigrants

  • For persons who are LGBTQ

  • For the human family

  • For First Responders and those serving in the Armed Forces and their loved ones

Parishes in Transition

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose priests for our parishes, that they may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip them for their ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for Peace in the World

  • For the people of Guam, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Nigeria, Palestine, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and all places affected by violence.

Compassionate God and Father of all, we are horrified at violence in so many parts of the world. It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified. Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts that hate. Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace - peace that passes our understanding but changes lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


  • For the freedom to worship and practice various faiths