Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Diocese of Northern Michigan Cycle of Prayer 2022

Every week we pray for the various congregations, organizations and concerns of the diocese. 

You can find a copy to print HERE, or they are listed below for 2022


Note:  Names in brackets are Lutheran congregations [ELCA] 



Xmas 2         2         All engaged in theological education including our

seminaries, covenant groups, ministry support teams, LifeCycle and other study groups


Ep1                 9         Grace Church, Menominee [Bethel & Emmanuel;    

Gethsemane, Wallace] Winter Talk (Indigenous Ministries of TEC), Jan. 14-16 Fond du Lac


Ep2                16        All Ecumenical partners during “Week of Christian Unity”

(Jan. 18-25)


Ep3                23       St. Paul’s Church. Marquette [Messiah, Prince of Peace]

Executive Council of The Episcopal Church Jan. 24-27


Ep4                30       “World Interfaith Harmony Week” (Feb. 1-7); Inter-faith

partners in the U.P. –Buddhist community, Jewish community, Moslem community, Native American traditions, and Unitarian Universalist Congregations.




Ep5                6         Diverse mission of Canterbury House at Michigan Tech


Ep6                13        Neighboring Diocese: Algoma (Ontario, Canada)


Ep7                20       Dioceses of Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Western



EpLast           27       Church of Transfiguration, Ironwood [Salem; Sharon,





L1                   6         Visitors, travelers and pilgrims among us and our ministries of



L2                   13        Neighboring Diocese: Fond du Lac and Eau Claire (Wisconsin)

House of Bishops Meeting, March 14-22, Camp Allen


L3                   20       Youth ministries of the diocese


L4                   27       All diocesan outreach ministries, especially Justice and Peace,

ministries with prisoners, families and staff




L5                   3         U.P. Wild Church – in collaboration with NGLS and ELCA


PalmS            10       Executive Council of The Episcopal Church Apr. 20-23


Easter           17        The Baptismal Ministry of every Episcopalian in the diocese


ES2                24       St. Mark’s Church, Crystal Falls [United; Bethany, Amasa]

                                    Province V Gathering Apr 29-30; South Bend, Indiana




Es3                1         St. Ignace Spirit Group


Es4                 8         NGLS ELCA Assembly May 12-14; Finlandia University

                                    Partner organizations; Michigan Interfaith Power and Light;

                                    Great Lakes Peace Center


Es5                 15        Holy Trinity Church, Iron Mountain [Calvary, Quinnesec]


Es6                 22       Trinity Church, Gladstone [First Bethany, Cavalry and

Trinity, Rapid River]


Es7                 29       Trinity Church, Houghton [Good Sheppard: Gloria Dei,





Pentecost    5         Grace Church, Ishpeming [Bethan, Bethel, Faith, Trinity]

                                    MYSTIC Conf., June 3-4

Trinity           12        Trinity Church, Mackinac Island


Pr7                 19        St. Alban’s Church, Manistique [Zion]

                                    World Refuge Day, June 20


Pr8                 26       Our Neighbors in Canada

                                    St. Peter’s by the Sea, Eagle Harbor [Shepard of the Sea,

Copper Harbor]




Pr9                3         Our Nation


Pr10               10       80th General Convention, July 7-17, Baltimore


Pr11                17        Lambeth Conference, July 22-Aug. 8, UK


Pr12               24       St. James’ Church, Sault Ste. Marie [Faith]


Pr13               31        Canon Community of St. James the Just




Pr14               7         Church of the Transfiguration, Pte. Aux Pins (Bois Blanc

Island) ELCA National Assembly, Aug. 8-12, Columbus


Pr15               14        Work of the Church in private colleges, especially:

                                    Finlandia University, Handcock


Pr16               21        Work of the Church in state universities, especially:

Northern Michigan University, Marquette; Michigan Technological University, Houghton (especially Canterbury House); Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie; University of Wisconsin, Marinette


Pr17                28       For students and teachers starting a new school year




Pr18               4         Work of the Church in community college, especially:

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood; Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba and Iron Mountain; Bay Mills Community College, Brimley


Pr19               11        “Exploring” communities; “Breaking Bread” at Jack’s, Rapid



Pr20              18       International Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21


Pr21               25       Hospital chaplains and mutual care ministries




Pr22               2         Episcopal Religious Communities, especially:

Monks of St. Gregory’s Abby (Three Rivers, MI); Sisters of the Community of St. Francis; Brothers of the Society of St. Francis; Sisterhood of St. John Divine (Toronto)


Pr23               9         Indigenous People’s Day, Oct. 10


Pr24              16        Executive Council, Oct. 17-20

                                    Diocesan Convention, Oct. 21-22, Marquette


Pr25               23       All diocesan committees, especially Standing Committee,

                                    Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry


Pr26               30       All Saints’ Church, Newberry [Our Redeemer]




Pr27               6         For those serving in the armed forces


Pr28              13        St. John’s Church, Munising [Eden-on-the-Bay]


Pr29              20       Christ Church, Calumet [Faith; Bethany, Mohawk]


A1                   27       St. Stephen’s Church, De Tour




A2                   4         St. John’s Church, Iron River [First & Trinity]


A3                   11        St. Stephen’s Church, Escanaba [Bethany, Christ the King,

and Immanuel]


A4                  18       St. John’s Church, Negaunee [Bethany and Immanuel]


Christmas    25       Holy Innocents, Little Lake [Grace, Gwinn; Emanuel,