Prayer

 

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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. 

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. If you like, we can send out prayer cards to you with names of sufferers on.

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 (updated February 2022) 

Please keep a lady called Karen in your prayers.  She is home after a lengthy hospital stay. Her particular needs are for specialist carers, her catheter to stop blocking, and the great need to put on weight again because a drug which previously helped has been stopped. Karen also requests 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.

Please pray for Keren’s family as they have recently suffered a close bereavement. 

 

Juliet

Please pray for Juliet who has extreme Electro Sensitivity. She needs somewhere safe, warm and free of wifi immediately from early January 2023. Juliet needs to avoid wifi and smartphones.  Please pray for her healing and more permanent, satisfactory accommodation. Thank you.

 

Janet

Please pray for Janet, for healing of her pain, relief of isolation and loneliness. Also, for better, more understanding carers. Thank you. 

 

Future Graceprayers:  Sunday 12th February 2023

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 January 8th 2023

Following the star

January 6th is the feast day of Epiphany, when we remember the Wise Men bringing gifts to the Christ child and worshipping Him. The star which they followed could have been a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, called ‘Shekhinah’, when God’s divine presence can manifest as light. This is what also happened during Pentecost, when flames hovered over the disciples.

Teachings show that the Wise Men were Magi, which is a priesthood going back to the time of the prophet Daniel. The star of Bethlehem was moving around and couldn’t always be seen by the Magi. They had to ask Herod where the star had gone and shortly afterwards it reappeared. The star moved, disappeared and even stopped. This is reminiscent of us not always feeling God or even seeing Him at work in our lives, sometimes. Yet the star was always there just as God is always with us. As we follow God, like the star, let us ask for Him to ‘reappear’ to us today and know His presence.

 

Open in prayer Lord, lead us towards you that we might find the truth of your being with us, precious, indescribable, present. Lead us into the very heart of love and there fill us with your deepest peace not of this world, which can only be a grace from God. Amen. From ‘Prayers’ by Linda Crowhurst  www.holyway.co.uk

 

Hymn We Three Kings of Orient Are – YouTube Elizabeth Mission, Jennifer Avalon

(For those with light sensitivity: Whilst this is a beautiful version, the chorus has a visual star which slightly flashes.)

 

Scripture reading Matthew 2 v.1-12 The visit of the Magi to the child Jesus

 

Emergency prayer requests   We continue to pray for Jacqui, asking that she knows God’s love and care. Her circumstances have been especially bad lately. Please pray for healing of her symptoms of POTS and severe pain, from both M.E. and other abdominal pain. The new neighbour above her has been noisy and an additional new neighbour will move into the flats. Jacqui longs to move elsewhere where it is quiet.  Please pray for peace, strength and healing in Jacqui’s life; a quiet place and good carers and GP for her.

Please also pray for Sue, a severe M.E. sufferer, who has been badly treated by her local council. She is afraid of eviction so please pray she stays where she is and is protected from harm.

 

Recent prayer requests Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally.  Give thanks that Christine is out of hospital after many months of being there. Please pray for her healing and for her family; also for good medical support.

We praise God that Keren and Rowan have found a new quiet, rural home! Keren has severe M.E. and Rowan is unwell too. Please pray for their healing, especially exhaustion from the move. Please pray for Sharon who would like a detached bungalow in a non-polluted area; that her neighbours are quieter and that she gets a PA along with housing support, personal care and a good new GP.  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. Please pray for quiet neighbours and that jets cease flying over their home. Please continue to pray that Linda doesn’t deteriorate again, as she has extreme noise sensitivity which triggers paralysis.  Please pray that the Lord will heal Linda from the noise sensitivity, severe chemical sensitivity, paralysis, migraines and disabling catarrhal problems. Thank you.

 

Hymn Of the Father’s Love Begotten – ChurchFolk – YouTube    

Lyrics: ‘He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He’ – just like the star

 

Scripture reading Psalm 107 v. 23-43 This psalm shows that God sets us back on track, if we struggle to find our way in life

 

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. 

 

Prayer for M.E. researchers, doctors and M.E. politics 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. Also, if you feel able to, pray for those who persecute M.E. sufferers, that they would come to accept the truth. Praise God that the NICE Guidelines have omitted CBT and GET as cures from their new guidance. Please pray that the Royal Colleges fail with their desire to promote exercise for M.E. 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 17 years now.  We give thanks for God’s strength through it all. Please pray that good will flourish from Catherine ‘s mother’s case for the benefit of the vulnerable www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp  Please also pray for peaceful neighbours around us.  Thank you.  Please pray that John sells more art work, the proceeds of which go to fundraising for the Grace Charity for M.E. 

 

Hymn  Great Is Thy Faithfulness – piano instrumental hymn with lyrics – YouTube  Kaleb Brasee

 

Quote “I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when he is silent.” Prayer found written on a wall in a Nazi concentration camp.

BlessingMay the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.’ Romans 15 v.13

 

 

Scripture quotations are 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.]

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