Each week at Washington National Cathedral, we pray for one of the states of the union. Each state's seal is memorialized in our slate floors and in needlepoint in War Memorial Chapel.

Week of June 24, 2018
The District of Columbia

A Prayer for the District of Columbia

Sanctify anew, Thou Ruler of Destiny, this bit of Federal soil which our forefathers set apart from any State to nourish the high mission of our common government. Bless, O Lord, the precious branches planted here:

The deep-rooted responsibility of Law, the even measure of Justice, and the leadership fitly chosen and held aloft before our people.

Grant to all those who serve in this District the same vision that drew Columbus to a new world, and a kindred steadiness of purpose to that of the first President whose name and flag we bear.

So by Thy grace may we be worthy of that special place given to a capital city in Thy holy Name. Amen.

—From “For All the States” by Dean Francis Sayre (1972)

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praying for the states

Alabama

Week of Dec. 2, 2018

Alaska

Week of June 10, 2018

Arizona

Week of June 3, 2018

Arkansas

Week of Dec. 23, 2018

California

Week of Feb. 4, 2018

Colorado

Week of March 25, 2018

Connecticut

Week of August 5, 2018

Delaware

Week of July 8, 2018

D. C.

Week of June 24, 2018

Florida

Week of January 7, 2018

Georgia

Week of July 29, 2018

Hawaii

Week of June 17, 2018

Idaho

Week of April 29, 2018

Illinois

Week of Nov. 25, 2018

Indiana

Week of Nov 11, 2018

Iowa

Week of Jan. 21, 2018

Kansas

Week of Feb. 25, 2018

Kentucky

Week of Oct. 14, 2018

Louisiana

Week of Nov. 4, 2018

Maine

Week of Dec. 9, 2018

Maryland

Week of Aug. 19, 2018

Massachusetts

Week of Aug. 12, 2018

Michigan

Week of December 30, 2018

Minnesota

Week of Feb. 11, 2018

Mississippi

Week of Nov. 18, 2018

Missouri

Week of Dec. 16, 2018

Montana

Week of April 15, 2018

Nebraska

Week of March 18, 2018

Nevada

Week of March 11, 2018

New Hampshire

Week of Sept. 2, 2018

New Jersey

Week of July 22, 2018

New Mexico

Week of May 27, 2018

New York

Week of Sept. 16, 2018

North Carolina

Week of Sept. 23, 2018

North Dakota

Week of April 1, 2018

Ohio

Week of Oct. 28, 2018

Oklahoma

Week of May 20, 2018

Oregon

Week of Feb. 18, 2018

Pennsylvania

Week of July 15, 2018

Rhode Island

Week of Sept. 30, 2018

South Carolina

Week of Aug. 26, 2018

South Dakota

Week of April 8, 2018

Tennessee

Week of Oct. 21, 2018

Texas

Week of Jan. 14, 2018

Utah

Week of May 13, 2018

Vermont

Week of Oct. 7, 2018

Virginia

Week of Sept. 9, 2018

Washington

Week of April 22, 2018

West Virginia

Week of March 4, 2018

Wisconsin

Week of Jan. 28, 2018

Wyoming

Week of May 6, 2018