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Partners in Prayer

Chapter 5 of St. Luke’s Gospel gives an account of a paralyzed man who was brought to Jesus by his friends.  It would have been impossible for the paralyzed man to reach Jesus because of the crowd in the house in which He was teaching.  The man’s friends opened the tile roof of the house and lowered the paralytic man in front of Jesus.  The man was healed because of his faith but also because of the faith and help of his friends. (LK 5:17-26)  God calls us to be helpers of those in need in imitation of the friends in this Gospel.

There are two parts to the Cathedral’s Partners in Prayer Program.

  • First, people who are suffering with spiritual or worldly cares or who have family members in need can request intercessory prayers through the parish website.  (if you have a prayer request click here)
  • Second, volunteers agree to set aside a few minutes daily to pray for these special intentions. These volunteers act like the friends in St. Luke’s Gospel by placing these requests for others before the Lord.

How Do I Become a Partners in Prayer Volunteer?

  • No experience is necessary, just a desire to perform a work of spiritual mercy for others.
  • No meetings are required.
  • Volunteers do agree to treat prayer requests as confidential.
  • Volunteers, who are interested, pray a rosary together on a regular basis (virtually for the time being) for the intentions received; but this is not required. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:19-20)

To enroll as a volunteer, complete the information below.  Once enrolled you will receive email notifications of prayer intentions.

Join the Prayer Partners


If you have any questions please call Peter Hickman of the parish Legion of Mary at 703-528-0297.  The parish Legion of Mary group coordinates Partners in Prayer for the parish.

God Bless You.