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