|| This prayer page serves a double purpose.
- Firstly, are you an M.E. sufferer?
Would you like to receive prayer?
- Secondly, would you like to pray for someone who has M.E?
(You can do this if you do or don’t have M.E.)
If you are an M.E. sufferer and would like to receive prayer, please contact us at email@example.com We would like to know how long you’ve had M.E. for and what specifically you’d like prayer for (e.g. pain relief, better mobility etc). We will then pray for you at our next Grace Charity prayer meeting; we aim to have meetings monthly. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 NIV translation
If your prayer request is an emergency, let us know this so we can get others to pray for you as soon as possible.
Please let us know how you are after we've prayed for you. Currently, we can only offer a one-off prayer for new contacts, as we are overwhelmed with prayer requests. However, if you feel you could do with more one-off prayers, then do contact us again!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV translation
Praying for others
If you would like to pray for M.E. sufferers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one or two names of sufferers who want prayer. Include your postal address for this as we like to send out prayer cards.
Please keep Karina Hansen (Denmark) and Mirjam Knapp (Germany) in your prayers. Both young women have been sectioned and forced to undergo inappropriate treatment for M.E. Please pray for their release and safe return home.
Privacy assurance: The Grace Charity for M.E. will only use email and postal addresses for the purpose of the prayer cards and these details will not be given out for any other reason.
Once per month we pray for M.E. sufferers and their carers. This is known as Grace Prayers. Please join in from afar for this service. All Grace Prayers are on a Sunday at 3pm. Future services will be Nov 8, and Dec 13.
GRACEPRAYERS November 8th 2015
Currently, there are sites quoting ‘Justice for Karina Hansen’ around the world, and quite rightly so. (Karina has severe M.E. and was sectioned in Denmark in 2013. She is still in hospital.) The theme of justice runs quite strongly this month in other ways, as November has strong military links due to Remembrance Day. But how are we guided in the Bible about justice? In today’s world, there are the obvious little, daily injustices we all face (e.g. rude cold calling at the door or by phone) and there are the much larger ones involving agendas and organisations, such as NICE Guidelines for M.E. etc.
Open in prayer, focusing on God’s holiness
Hymn: The King of love my shepherd is
Bible verses for injustice and what our response might be:
He has told you , O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6 v.8
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82 v.3 & 4
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12 v.17 -21
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. Isaiah 1:17
With injustice in personal relationships, we’re ordered to do our best to live at peace with those causing the injustice. With greater injustice against the weak, we’re ordered to confront and overcome evil.
Recent prayer requests Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally. Please pray for an M.E. sufferer you know.
Hymn: Make me a channel of thy peace
Prayer for M.E. researchers and doctors Please pray for all M.E. researchers and doctors who bravely work towards the truth of biomedical M.E.: for their safety, protection and continuing of their valuable work without hindrance. Please pray for Dr. Nigel Speight who has been involved in trying to secure Karina Hansen’s release and that of Mirjam Knapp’s.
Persistent prayers This is when we pray for a number of M.E. sufferers on an ongoing basis who seem to need a deeper level of persistent prayer for the circumstances in their lives.
Please pray for Linda and Greg in England, that jets would stop their flying practice over their home. Linda is ultra noise sensitive from the M.E. Please pray that the Lord will heal her from this distressing symptom. Thank you.
Prayer for each other and anyone else who comes to mind Please also pray for the trustees of the Grace Charity for M.E., especially for David Laker who lost his beloved wife Geri over a year ago. Also for John ‘s health and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 10 years now. Thank you. Give thanks for God’s strength through it all.
Hymn: Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah
Blessing: The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
And be gracious to you
The Lord lift up His countenance
Upon you and give you peace.
(Numbers 6 v.24-26)
[Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version, published by Harper Collins publishers copyright 2001 by Crossways Bible, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.]