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 20, 2021
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 December 5, 2021

Alaska

Week of June 6, 2021

Arizona

Week of May 30, 2021

Arkansas

Week of December 26, 2021

California

Week of January 31, 2021

Colorado

Week of March 21, 2021

Connecticut

Week of August 8, 2021

Delaware

Week of July 11, 2021

D. C.

Week of June 20, 2021

Florida

Week of January 3, 2021

Georgia

Week of August 1, 2021

Hawaii

Week of June 13, 2021

Idaho

Week of April 25, 2021

Illinois

Week of November 28, 2021

Indiana

Week of November 14, 2021

Iowa

Week of January 17, 2021

Kansas

Week of February 21, 2021

Kentucky

Week of October 17, 2021

Louisiana

Week of November 7, 2021

Maine

Week of December 12, 2021

Maryland

Week of August 22, 2021

Massachusetts

Week of August 15, 2021

Michigan

Week of January 2, 2022

Minnesota

Week of February 7, 2021

Mississippi

Week of November 21, 2021

Missouri

Week of December 19, 2021

Montana

Week of April 11, 2021

Nebraska

Week of March 14, 2021

Nevada

Week of March 7, 2021

New Hampshire

Week of September 5, 2021

New Jersey

Week of July 25, 2021

New Mexico

Week of May 23, 2021

New York

Week of September 19, 2021

North Carolina

Week of September 26, 2021

North Dakota

Week of March 28, 2021

Ohio

Week of October 31, 2021

Oklahoma

Week of May 16, 2021

Oregon

Week of February 14, 2021

Pennsylvania

Week of July 18, 2021

Rhode Island

Week of October 3, 2021

South Carolina

Week of August 29, 2021

South Dakota

Week of April 4, 2021

Tennessee

Week of October 24, 2021

Texas

Week of January 10, 2021

Utah

Week of May 9, 2021

Vermont

Week of October 10, 2021

Virginia

Week of September 12, 2021

Washington

Week of April 18, 2021

West Virginia

Week of February 28, 2021

Wisconsin

Week of January 24, 2021

Wyoming

Week of May 2, 2021