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
|The Retreat House, The Street, Pleshey CM3 1HA
|Palanca Contact: elainen34 _at_ live.com
|Cursillo Web Link: https://www.stalbanscursillo.com
|Further Details: Further information from laydirector _at_ stalbanscursillo.com
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.