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.

 

Holyway by Greg and Linda Crowhurst www.holyway.co.uk is a creative site full of prayers and spiritual writings. Linda has profoundly severe M.E. and Greg is her husband and carer. Linda has a blog at  Holy Way (holywayjournal.blogspot.com)

 

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 14th March 2021

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 February 14th 2021

 

God’s love for us

In C.S. Lewis’ book ‘the Four Loves’, he describes the different kinds of love which exist: affection, friendship, eros and charity. Charity comes from the Greek word AGAPE; some of us are used to hearing the phrase ‘agape-love’. Whilst it’s good to experience the human loves of affection, friendship and eros, the ‘highest’ love is definitely the divine love of charity or agape. This is the kind when you love the unlovable, the difficult, the ugly, the annoying people in our lives. Only God can help us have this kind of love. Of course, it’s the love He demonstrated for the world by dying for us on the cross.

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Open in prayer This Valentine’s Day let us say a prayer for comfort

I pray for your comfort today, I pray for mercy to touch your life and lift you into the truth of love here with you; I pray for wisdom and consolation to bless your days but more than this I pray for freedom from the past, freedom from guilt and freedom from pain; I pray that you live in the precious present moment and feel blessed by all that surrounds you and all that is good. I pray for happiness, for laughter, for kindness to find you. I pray for special moments and the joy of life to fill you and inspire you. Amen. (from the book ‘May We All Be Blessed,’ by Linda Crowhurst) www.holyway.co.uk

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Hymn God is love His the care

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Scripture reading 1 Corinthians 13  This famous passage describes the characteristics of love

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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   Let there be love shared among us

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Scripture reading     

‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’       John 3 v.16

Jesus said ‘A new commandment I give to you that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.’    John 13 v.31-38 – John 14 v.1-4

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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 2021.)

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Pray for the revision of the NICE guideline for CFS/ME, that the recent wonderful news of the removal of Graded Exercise and CBT as ‘cures’ will be carried into the final guidelines this April 2021. Please continue to pray these guidelines reflect truth and will help sufferers.

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 16 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 Come down O love divine

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The Blessing

A new one this time expressing God’s love:

‘Thus says the Lord: the people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.’

Jeremiah 31 v.2 & 3

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

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