|| 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. Below is the service sheet to help you focus and feel 'a part' of the service.
GRACEPRAYERS December 7th 2014
For many M.E. sufferers, Christmas is a difficult time. It can be a reminder of how well they used to be before illness struck; it can also be a stressful time as they do their best to keep up with Christmas planning.
We have found that if the focus is on Christ, then you will have a good Christmas.
‘Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.’ James 4 v.8
[Scripture quotation is 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.]
· Draw near to God and open in prayer, allowing Him to draw near to you.
O Come thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death’s dark shadows put to flight (from the hymn O Come O come Emmanuel)
Dayspring (Luke 1v.78)= Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4v.2) A millennial description of Jesus, ‘with healing in His wings’ (Malachi 4 v. 2)
· Hymn: O Little Town of Bethlehem
· Reading: Isaiah 9 v.1-7
· 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: In Dulci Jubilo
· 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. She thanks you for prayers when the building work needed to be done; it didn’t take as long as planned but unfortunately the workmen need to return 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 in the Spring, and for John who is recovering from a heart attack, and wisdom if he should have another operation. Thank you.
· Reading: Luke 1 v.26-38
· Hymn: Hark the Herald
· Christmas Blessing (a prayer by William Barclay)
O God, giver of all good gifts, at this time of the giving and the receiving of gifts, help us to remember that Jesus said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. And put into our hearts that love which knows that true happiness comes from making others happy, and true wealth from sharing all we have: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.