Prayer

 

We are in need of more people to pray for M.E. sufferers, especially as our trustee David Laker has passed away.  David did much of the praying.  Please contact us if you’d like to pray.

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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 takes 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)  Linda and Greg have kindly allowed a recent book to be downloaded for free: Prayers For Healing, Hope and Miracles (holyway.co.uk) 

 

Karen (updated January 2024) 

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 or blockage 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. She has weakened since catching Covid. 

Please pray for Karen’s family as they have their own health struggles.  

 

Juliet

Please pray for Juliet who has extreme Electro Sensitivity. Recently, a new 5G transmitter has been installed near her door causing her agony. She needs somewhere safe, warm and free of wifi. Juliet needs to avoid all wifi, 4G & 5G, including 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 February 11th 2024; Sunday March 17th 2024

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. We tend to start at 3pm. 

 

Graceprayers February 11TH 2024

Different Kinds of Love

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, hence 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/agape. This 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 as it’s the love He demonstrated for the world by dying for us on the cross.

 

Open in prayer

Oh Heart of Love, pour out Your grace upon us; Oh Heart of Love, bless our lives;  Oh Heart of Love, teach us the Word of God; Oh Heart of Love, fill us with compassion; Oh Heart of Love, release our tears; Oh Heart of Love, help us to bear our burdens lightly; Oh Heart of Love, lead us to mercy; Oh Heart of Love, feed us with the perfect bread of Heaven; Oh Heart of Love, bring us to life; Oh Heart of Love, help us to give glory to God for evermore; Oh Heart of Love, guide us in prayer

Oh Heart of Love, surround us with your love. Amen

(Linda Crowhurst, Unstoppable Spirit 2013, Stonebird) http://www.holyway.co.uk

 

 

Hymn God is love God is Love, His the Care (Tune: Personent Hodie – 3vv & chorus) [with lyrics for congregations] (youtube.com)  by Chet Valley Churches

Chorus Sing aloud, loud, loud! (Repeat) God is good! God is truth! God is beauty! Praise Him!

 

Reading John 3 v 16 – 21 (For God so loved the world…)

 

 

Emergency prayer requests

Please pray for Linda, that God would intervene as doctors say she needs a general anaesthetic, which may be dangerous for her. We pray for a miracle. 

Please pray for Sharon, that she is not sectioned and that her pain decreases. Also, for Karen, a severe sufferer, weakened since catching Covid. For Caroline and her family, that she is healed from a recent relapse.

 

Recent prayer requests Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally.  Please continue to pray healing for Christine and her family, Keren and her husband Rowan. Also for Sharon that she doesn’t go to hospital; that she has better access to communicate with her GP surgery and a better GP; that her neighbours are quieter and that she gets a PA along with housing support and personal care. 

Please also continue to pray for Linda and Greg. Linda has a serious skin condition which may need operating on. Please pray also for Greg who has been unwell; for quiet neighbours and that jets cease flying over their home. Linda 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.

We continue to pray for Jacqui, asking that she knows God’s love and care. Please pray for healing of her symptoms of POTS and severe pain, from both M.E. and other abdominal pain. Please pray for quiet neighbours in the flats where she lives. Please also pray for peace, strength and healing in Jacqui’s life; a quiet place to live 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. Thank you.

 

Hymn Let there be love shared among us Let there be Love – YouTube Droitwich Spa Salvation Army

Reading 1 Cor. 13 v.1-13

 

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 M.E.: for their safety, protection and continuing of their valuable work without hindrance. Please especially pray for Dr. Sarah Myhill and the unkind media reports; also, that she can expose the prejudice of the GMC towards her. Give thanks that the World Health Organisation’s entry of M.E. is still being kept as neurological. Please pray that fibromyalgia is better classified by the WHO.  Also, pray for those who persecute M.E. sufferers, that they would come to accept the truth. The petition to change the book Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, which has unkind and unscientific teaching about ME/CFS, is now live: https://www.change.org/p/me-cfs-changing-the-definition

 

Prayer for each other and anyone else who comes to mind   John has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer; please pray for healing and that we wisely choose the method of treatment; also for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 18 years now.  We give thanks for God’s strength through it all. Please pray for Monica Laker and Rob and Matt due to the death of our trustee David Laker. Please also pray for peaceful neighbours around us.  Thank you.  We give thanks that John has a couple of art exhibitions. Please pray he sells more art work, the proceeds of which go to the Grace Charity for M.E.

 

Hymn Love Divine Love divine all loves excelling (youtube.com)  Keswick Praise

 

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)

 

 

 [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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