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 13th December 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 November 8th 2020

St. Pauls’ Letters to the Thessalonians

In this Graceprayers we’ll be taking a look at St. Pauls’ letters to the church in Thessalonica, Greece. The letters cover the need to pray; our attitude to one another including encouraging one another; longing to see people physically; Apocalyptic times including the return of Christ and the first resurrection. The second letter focuses more on the anti-Christ, a counterfeit, who brings deception, in contrast to the first letter about the coming of Christ. Yet the last chapter has more requests for prayer and reminders that God is faithful.

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Open in prayer I give thanks and praise for many blessings given, many guidance’s received, many moments of peace against the odds. I give thanks and praise indeed. Amen. Prayer by Linda Crowhurst from the book Prayers www.holyway.co.uk

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Hymn Father hear the prayer we offer

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Scripture readings verses from Thessalonians about prayer: 1 chapter 1v.2 “constantly mentioning you in our prayers…”  1 chapter 5 v.17 “Pray without ceasing”

More verses about God’ character:  1 chapter 5 v.18 “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

2 chapter 3 v.3 “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 1 chapter 5 v.24 “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”

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Please especially pray for Christine who is enduring terrible distress in a Lancashire NHS hospital where her illness is not being believed and she is not allowed to see her family. Thank you.

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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.

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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 Yesterday Today Forever Jesus is the Same

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Scripture readings verses from Thessalonians about encouragement: 2 chapter 3 v.13 “do not grow weary in doing good” 1 chapter 4 v.11“ to aspire to live quietly and to mind your own affairs.”

1 chapter 5 v.11“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are doing.”

More detailed study on the return of the Lord with which we are told to encourage each other: 1 chapter 4 vv.13 -18

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Persistent prayers    This is when we pray for a number of M.E. sufferers on an ongoing basis who need a deeper level of persistent prayer for the circumstances in their lives.

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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, whose draft guidelines come out on Tuesday November 10th 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.

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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 Fight the Good Fight

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The Blessings

 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.     2 Thessalonians 2 v.16

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Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.      2 Thessalonians 3 v.16

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

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