Palanca - Prayer requests

Each month will be praying for the various parishes and 4th Day Communities within Chester Diocese and for those in the worldwide community

Gracious God, from you everything flows and in you all things have their being. Forgive us for spoiling your gift of creation, so wonderfully crafted and freely given: for the times when we have forgotten your imprint on creation and have abused it; for the times when we have caused needless waste and damage; for the times when we have chosen momentary pleasure over long-term necessity. Grant that we may thank you for your gift of creation by conserving natural resources and by using only that which we need. May our stewardship of your world be a true example of Christian care. Amen

In the month of February we are praying for the deanery of Chester. 

Please pray that the power of the Holy Spirit will encourage and inspire the clergy and congregations of the following Churches to deepen their faith and spread God’s love in their communities:

St John the Evangelist, Ashton Hayes

St Bartholomew, Barrow 

St John the Baptist, Chester 

Holy Trinity (without the walls), Blacon 

St Mary (without the walls) Handbridge 

St Paul with St Luke. Chester 

St James. Christleton 

St Mary and All Saints.  Dodleston 

St Mary the Virgin and St Mary. Eccleston & Purford

St John the Baptist. Guilden Sutton 

All Saints.  Hoole

St Philip.  Kelsall

St Mark.  Lache cum Saltney 

St Peter.  Plemstall 

St Andrew and St Peter. Tarvin

Holy Ascension and St Patrick's Chapel.  Upton by Chester 

St Michael.  Plas Newton 

Christ Church. Chester 

St Oswald and St Thomas of Canterbury. Chester

St Peter.  Chester 

St Werburgh. Chester cathedral 

Loving God.  We lift up our church leaders to you. For ministers and deacons who guide and guard our spiritual welfare; for lay ministers, pastoral workers and the ordinary people who do your work for their love of You. Instill shepherd hearts in them. Lead them to walk with you and showcase your love, mercy and forgiveness. 


Please pray for all the Prayer Vigils weekends taking place in February.


Community Name: Great Smoky Mountain Emmaus Community

Event Description: Men's Walk to Emmaus

Event Dates: 08-11 Feb 2024

08-11 Feb 2024 FUMC, Sevierville, TN

Community Name: Kairos - Hutchins Unit

Event Description: A transformative weekend of sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men.

Event Dates: 15-18 Feb 2024

15-18 Feb 2024 Hutchins, Texas

Community Name: Kairos of San Quentin, Ca

Event Description: Kairos 57 of San Quentin, LIVING WATER

Event Dates: 17-20 Feb 2024

16-19 Feb 2024 San Quentin, CA

Community Name: Aliceville Federal Correctional Facility for Women

Event Description: Weekend #16 (PW)

Event Dates: 22-25 Feb 2024

22-25 Feb 2024 Aliceville, Alabama

Community Name: Channel Islands Emmaus Community

Event Description: Women's Walk 66

Event Dates: 29 Feb-03 2024

29 Feb-03 2024 Ventura, California


St Albans : #10

Running from:16 February 2024 to 18 February 2024
Location: The Retreat House, The Street, Pleshey CM3 1HA   Palanca Contact: elainen34 _at_
Cursillo Web Link:
Further Details: Further information from laydirector _at_

Lord, we ask you to pour down your blessings on these weekends, blessings of your love and grace. May each moment shared bring all closer to you. Turn their gaze upon their soul, for it is time. Amen

Continued prayers asked for Lichfield Diocese as they work on re-establishing Cursillo within their community. 

May God’s love surround them and God’s spirit guide them and sustain them as beacons of God’s love in their communities.


We also keep in our prayers the Servant Community Weekend taking place in April 2024.  We pray the next months of planning are fruitful in all aspects. We pray for the participants, knowing the joy of living in God’s love which they will experience.



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