Prayer

 

Are you an M.E. sufferer who would like prayer?

If so, please contact us at info@thegracecharityforme.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 the next Grace Prayers (below) which take place each month. 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!

For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.  – Matthew 18:20  NIV

 

 

Praying for others

If you would like to pray for M.E. sufferers, contact us at info@thegracecharityforme.org 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 with their names.

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.

 

Karen

Please keep a lady called Karen in your prayers. We haven’t heard for awhile how she is but the last we heard was that she was hospitalised and in great need of putting on weight. She also requested prayer that she would not get an infection in her PICC line which is a tube going straight to her heart. Karen has had severe M.E. for many years and also has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Future Graceprayers:  Sunday August 9th 2020

Grace Prayers is a monthly service, where we invite others to join in from afar.  We thank you for your prayers on behalf of ourselves, and for the sufferers and carers who contact us.

Graceprayers July 12th 2020

Psalm 119

At the last Graceprayers we took a look at the psalms in general. This time we will base the service around the longest psalm, Psalm 119 which is also the longest chapter in the whole Bible. It focuses on God’s law the Torah, praising God for His testimonies and often talks about meditating on God’s scriptures and delighting in His Word. The author is unknown. Psalm 119 is called an acrostic poem as each of its 22 stanzas starts with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet. It therefore has a sense of completeness.

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Open in prayer Start by thanking God for anything good in our lives as a testimony to His character.

Hymn Great is thy faithfulness

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Scripture verses from Psalm 119

“Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counsellors.” v.24

“This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.”v50

“The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.”v.72

“Let your mercy come to me that I may live; for your law is my delight.” v.77

“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.” v.92

 

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Prayer for those who persecute M.E. sufferers  If you feel able to, please pray for people in the medical profession, government and individual people known to you who are negatively affecting M.E. sufferers. There are many ways to pray for them: one way might be to hold a cross in your hand and say specific names or just to generalise. …

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Recent prayer requests  Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally.

We also pray for Keren and Rowan; for energy to deal with moving and a decent place to move into – somewhere flat and accessible, ideally an adapted bungalow. Keren has severe M.E.; please pray for her healing. Likewise, please pray for Sharon who would also like a detached, adapted bungalow in a non-polluted area; that her neighbours are quieter and that she gets a good PA with housing support and personal care. Also, please pray that she is protected from going to hospital and ultimately that Sharon and Keren are healed from M.E.

Please also continue to pray for Linda and Greg. We praise God that jets flying over their home has eased: please continue to pray that it doesn’t deteriorate again as Linda has extreme noise sensitivity which triggers paralysis. They are also enduring other environmental noise. Please pray that the Lord will heal her from the noise sensitivity also from severe chemical sensitivity, paralysis and disabling catarrhal problems.  Thank you.

 We pray for Jacqui, asking God for a positive breakthrough for her this year, including her symptoms of POTS and general severe pain. She has had long-term severe M.E. We give thanks that a reasonably quiet neighbour has moved in above her but we pray that this would continue to be the case long-term. Please pray for peace, strength and healing in Jacqui’s life and good carers and GP for her….

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More Scripture verses from Psalm 119

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” v.103

 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” v.105

 “I am severely afflicted; give me life O Lord, according to your word.” v.107

 “Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.” v.111

 “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.” v.114

 

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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.

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More Scripture verses from Psalm 119

“Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope.”v.116

‘Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!” v.117

‘Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.’ v.133

‘Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.’ v.135

‘Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.” v.143

‘Plead my cause and redeem me;’ v.154

‘Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.’ v.165

 

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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 also pray that the World Health Organisation’s entry of M.E. is kept as neurological and not transferred to mental health in the forthcoming reprint (due this year 2020.)

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Pray for the revision of the NICE guideline for CFS/ME, now pushed back to December 2020. Pray that Graded Exercise and CBT are no longer recommended and that helpful biomedical treatments are offered. Also, that the selected panel is not prejudiced towards psychiatric/psychological treatments.

Prayer for each other and anyone else who comes to mind   Please pray for the trustees of the Grace Charity for M.E. : for David and Monica; also for John ‘s health especially wisdom for decisions regarding his heart  and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 15 years now.  We give thanks for God’s strength through it all. Please continue to pray that the press will report her mother’s case for the benefit of the vulnerable www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp  Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you. Please pray that John sells more art work which he is fundraising for the Grace Charity for M.E.

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Hymn Seek ye first the kingdom of God (taken from Jesus’ words at the Sermon on the Mount)

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The 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)

 

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Bible quotes are taken from the English Standard Version copyright 2002 Collins

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