As a community, we are creating more opportunities to be together in prayer, contemplation, and silence, whether practicing in small groups at diverse times, offering seasonal, parish-wide, quiet days or improving our personal relationship with prayer.

Prayer Practices

The Daily Office

By the second century A.D., Christians had adapted the practice of marking the day liturgically with morning and evening prayer. The Anglican services of daily prayer is known collectively as the Daily Office, and is available in the Book of Common Prayer. Evening prayer and Evensong are two ways that Saint Mark's Cathedral's community honors and practices the Daily Office.

Centering Prayer 

Opening our mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Silence, spiritual walk, and readings. We meet Mondays, 7:15–8:30 pm, usually in McCaw Chapel.

The Labyrinth 

Saint Mark's has a labyrinth on its front lawn, which all are welcome to engage at any time. At special times throughout the year, we host prayer and liturgies on the labyrinth, to give people the space to experience the peace, the quiet and the balance that walking that path can bring to our lives. Regular times include New Year’s Eve and Tuesday in Holy Week.

Requesting Prayers

Pastoral Care

Do you or someone you know need urgent spiritual care? Please call 206.755.2076 and our on-call chaplain will respond as quickly as they are able. Clergy are available for individual pastoral appointments, and when desired, administration of sacraments including anointing and confession. Please call either of us at the office to schedule (206.323.0300). More about Pastoral Care here.


Prayer Chain

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)

The Prayer Chain receives the names of members, family and friends who have requested prayer. These may come because of a death, birth,  illness, job loss, military service or struggles with children or parents.

Requests may be made so that only the prayer chain members offer prayers. Others may wish their requests included in the Prayers of the People in the Sunday and weekday liturgies. Seventy-plus members pray, each in their own way, for parishioners, family and friends who have requested prayers of various concerns. The Prayer Chain is known in the Saint Mark's community as being present and here for any and all who desire, need, count on prayer support. Join to pray, or to make prayer requests.

To add a concern to the Chain for a brief period or long term, send an email to or call 206-323-0300.