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Communion Prayer Cycle resets

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer, which unites Anglicans around the world in praying for the same diocese or province each day, has reset having reached the diocese of Zululand in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

ACNS   |  19 Sep 2023  |

This week the Anglican Cycle of Prayer restarted with the Diocese of Aba in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). Aba and Zululand are the first and last of the Anglican Communion’s 856 dioceses that are prayed for in alphabetical order through the two year long cycle.

Around the world, in churches, cathedrals and homes, Anglicans pray for a different diocese each day and on Sunday they pray for one of the 42 member churches in the Anglican Communion.

The Director of Communications for the Anglican Communion Gavin Drake compiles the Anglican Cycle of Prayer and reports it remains one of the unifying features of the Anglican Communion.

"Across cultures, continents, hemispheres and theological differences, Anglicans around the world unite each day in prayer and every one of our dioceses in all of our 42 member churches have their special day of focused prayer.

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer has consistently remained the most popular page by far on the Anglican Communion website.”

The two-year Anglican Cycle of prayer can be downloaded as a 44-page print-at-home pdf, with each month on a separate page.

The daily prayers for churches of the Communion now run through to Thursday 31 December 2026, when Anglicans will be praying for the diocese of Divine Hope in the newest Province of the Anglican Communion – the Igreja Anglicana de Moçambique e Angola.

The list of churches in the Cycle of Prayer can also be downloaded as a spreadsheet with columns designed to allow the data to be incorporated into other publications in their own style. And, for the first time, the Anglican Cycle of Prayer is now available as CSV or iCal formats for importing into electronic calendars and diaries.

All formats of the Anglican Cycle of Prayer are freely available online at