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 21, 2020
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 November 28, 2020

Alaska

Week of June 14, 2020

Arizona

Week of May 31, 2020

Arkansas

Week of Dec. 20, 2020

California

Week of Feb. 2, 2020

Colorado

Week of March 22, 2020

Connecticut

Week of August 2, 2020

Delaware

Week of July 5, 2020

D. C.

Week of June 21, 2020

Florida

Week of January 5, 2020

Georgia

Week of July 26, 2020

Hawaii

Week of June 14, 2020

Idaho

Week of April 26, 2020

Illinois

Week of November 22, 2020

Indiana

Week of November 8, 2020

Iowa

Week of January 19, 2020

Kansas

Week of February 23, 2020

Kentucky

Week of October 11, 2020

Louisiana

Week of November 1, 2020

Maine

Week of December 6, 2020

Maryland

Week of August 16, 2020

Massachusetts

Week of August 9, 2020

Michigan

Week of December 27, 2020

Minnesota

Week of February 9, 2020

Mississippi

Week of November 15, 2020

Missouri

Week of December 13, 2020

Montana

Week of April 12, 2020

Nebraska

Week of March 15, 2020

Nevada

Week of March 8, 2020

New Hampshire

Week of August 30, 2020

New Jersey

Week of July 19, 2020

New Mexico

Week of May 24, 2020

New York

Week of September 13, 2020

North Carolina

Week of September 20, 2020

North Dakota

Week of March 29, 2020

Ohio

Week of October 25, 2020

Oklahoma

Week of May 17, 2020

Oregon

Week of February 16, 2020

Pennsylvania

Week of July 12, 2020

Rhode Island

Week of September 27, 2020

South Carolina

Week of August 23, 2020

South Dakota

Week of April 5, 2020

Tennessee

Week of October 18, 2020

Texas

Week of January 12, 2020

Utah

Week of May 10, 2020

Vermont

Week of October 4, 2020

Virginia

Week of September 6, 2020

Washington

Week of April 19, 2020

West Virginia

Week of March 1, 2020

Wisconsin

Week of January 26, 2020

Wyoming

Week of May 3, 2020