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 25 October 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 September 13th 2020

The Lord is my shepherd

‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.’ This comes from the famous Psalm 23: other translations are that we lack nothing because of God being our shepherd.  Yet we are lacking in many ways: in health, finance, relationships etc. But God is greater than all these and without denying that these hardships exist, because they most certainly do, God is saying we have a completion in Him which supersedes them. I (Catherine) remember visiting a severe M.E. sufferer in hospital a few years ago who was tube fed, light and noise sensitive with severe chemical sensitivity: if those weren’t enough, this poor woman’s room was next to a helicopter landing site! Yet, she still had a divine sense of God’s presence by saying to me, ‘You can lose everything but not the Lord.’ I have to say that her faith was far greater than mine and I often think back to this experience for inspiration.

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Open in prayer No matter how difficult, no matter how big our problems seem, help us to cling to the truth that there is always a way forward with you Lord. Amen. ‘Unstoppable Spirit’ by Greg Crowhurst , prayer by Linda Crowhurst  http://www.holyway.co.uk/ 

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Hymn The Lord’s my shepherd I’ll not want

Scripture readings  Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd

Colossians 2 v.9 &10 which says we are complete in Christ

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.’

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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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Hymn How sweet the name of Jesus sounds with the words Jesus! My shepherd, brother, friend, my Prophet, Priest and King

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Scripture reading John 10 v.1 -21 The Good Shepherd

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.

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.

Hymn Guide me O thou great Jehovah

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The Blessing  Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13 v.20-21)

 

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

 

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