|| 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and we will send you one or two names of sufferers who want prayer. We will need your postal address for this as we like to send out prayer cards.
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 a month, a small group of us meet together to pray for M.E. sufferers and the M.E. situation. We call this service Graceprayers. All services are on Sundays at 3pm GMT. You are welcome to join in with us, from afar, whilst these meetings are taking place: scheduled services are Sundays 18 Jan, 15 Feb, and 15 March. Below is the service sheet to help you focus and feel 'a part' of the service.
The New Year can sometimes fill people with fear of the unknown, especially with M.E. More battles to fight with welfare benefits, doctors etc. loom ahead plus a fear of possible worsening of symptoms.
Jesus has come to deliver us all from fear, although this can be easier said than done, as we learn to put our trust in Him. Also, M.E. sufferers can worry more than healthy people due to a biomedical problem (low levels of cortisol), which isn’t their fault and doesn’t help with trying to trust God! However, the scriptures are so powerful as they are the Word of God, so here are some scriptures which might help us.
‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.’ John 14 v.1
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.’ John 14 v.27
(The above verses are the words of Jesus.)
‘Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.’ 1 Peter 5 v. 7
Open in prayer, perhaps dwelling on the above verses.
Hymn: Like a River Glorious is God’s Perfect Peace
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.
More verses for contemplation:
‘The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication , with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 4 v.7
‘There is no fear in love, but perfect loves casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.' 1 John 4 v.18
Hymn: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
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.1) Please especially pray for Karina Hansen’s release in Denmark, who was sectioned almost two years ago. 2) Please also pray for Linda and Greg in England who continue to experience noise distress from low flying jets at times, which is making Linda’s M.E. deteriorate. 3) Please also pray for Tracey in England who wants a happy, quiet place to live.
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.
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 has suddenly lost his beloved wife Geri last year, and for John who is recovering from a heart attack, and wisdom if he should have another operation. Thank you.
Hymn: Come down O Love divine
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.]