Prayer Cycle

Carbondale Interfaith Council Prayer Cycle

What is the Carbondale Interfaith Council Prayer Cycle?

When the precursor to the Interfaith Council formed 50 years ago as a Christian association, its first members asked how they could be of service to the community and build bridges between people of faith of differing backgrounds.  The first act of the council was the decision to pray for one another.  This gesture was a symbol of reverence, respect, and gratitude for the divine voice that speaks to us in myriad ways and within a great diversity of religions and spiritualities.  As we have grown into a truly interfaith organization, we continue the tradition of praying for one another in the same spirit.

How individual communities of faith and conscience use the prayer cycle is a matter of choice.  Some choose to pray for each week’s highlighted member during their religious services.  Others share the prayer list for the month in newsletters or other  communications.  We invite you to find your own way to lift one another up in love.

All dates are Mondays.


January 3 – Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance
January 10 – Southern Illinois Quaker Meeting
January 17 – University Baptist Church
January 24 – Baha’i Faith (Southern Illinois)
January 31 – Bethel AME Church
February 7 – Carbondale Muslim Center (The Mosque)
February 14 – Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
February 21 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
February 28 – Church of the Good Shepherd (United Church of Christ)
March 7 – Church Women United in Carbondale
March 14 – Congregation Beth Jacob
March 21 – Dayemi Tariqat/For Kids’ Sake
March 28 – Epiphany Lutheran Church
April 4 – First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
April 11 – First Presbyterian Church
April 18 – First United Methodist Church
April 25 – Gaia House Interfaith Center
May 2 – Good Samaritan Ministries
May 9 – Grace United Methodist Church
May 16 – Islamic Center of Carbondale
May 23 – Saint Andrew’s Episcopal
May 30 –  Carbondale Warming Center
June 6 – St. Francis Xavier Church (Roman Catholic)
June 13 – SIH Health Ministry
June 20 – Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance
June 27 – Southern Illinois Quaker Meeting
July 4 – University Baptist Church
July 11 – Baha’i Faith (Southern Illinois)
July 18 – Bethel AME Church
July 25 – Carbondale Muslim Center (The Mosque)
August 1 – Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
August 8 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
August 15 – Church of the Good Shepherd (United Church of Christ)
August 22 – Church Women United in Carbondale
August 29 – Congregation Beth Jacob
September 5 – Dayemi Tariqat/For Kids’ Sake
September 12 – Epiphany Lutheran Church
September 19 – First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
September 26 – First Presbyterian Church
October 3 – First United Methodist Church
October 10 – Gaia House Interfaith Center
October 17 – Good Samaritan Ministries
October 24 – Grace United Methodist Church
October 31 – Islamic Center of Carbondale
November 7 – Saint Andrew’s Episcopal
November 14-  Carbondale Warming Center
November 21 – St. Francis Xavier Church (Roman Catholic)
November 28 – SIH Health Ministry