Prayer Vigils & Walks

Prayer Walks

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland periodically leads prayer walks through downtown Baltimore neighborhoods in partnership with other denominations.  During these prayer walks, we stop at the locations where individuals have lost their lives due to gun violence in the preceding 12 months.  We pray for the repose of the deceased as well as for their families, their friends, and their communities.  This expression of love has been warmly received and supported by the Baltimore community and helps to build faith and hope for those who struggle with the ever-present tragedy of gun violence.


All who feel called to participate in a prayer walk may contact the parish priest by email at or by telephone at 301-865-3270 for more information.

You may also contact the priest on the Diocesan Staff who organizes and leads these walks, The Rev. Canon Scott Slater, by email at, or by telephone at 1-800-443-1399.




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Prayer Vigils

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland leads prayer vigils in observance of issues that impact communities both locally and abroad. These issues include cultural differences, social equality, environmental awareness and protection, spiritual crises, immigration, and human rights.

Prayer vigils offer a time to reflect upon these issues as Christians and pray over them.  They also serve as an impetus for self-education and action.  Vigils may be held in-person at a designated location or virtually through social media.  Past vigils include:

Prayer vigils may also be organized at the church level.  Grace Church does not currently have any vigils planned.  When we do, you will find the information on this page.

Upcoming Prayer Vigils


For more information on local prayer walks and prayer vigils or to organize a vigil, please contact the priest, The Rev. Sharon Watts, by email at or by telephone at 301-865-3270.


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