EMERGENCY PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for Karen in England who is in hospital. She is severely ill with M.E. and needs to put on more weight. She also has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and finds the hospital environment tormenting. Please pray for caring, knowledgeable staff who believe M.E. is biomedical; for healing for Karen, particularly that she is protected from infection in her PICC line, and strength for the family and that she can come home soon. Thank you.
This prayer page serves a double purpose.
Firstly, are you an M.E. sufferer?
Would you like to receive prayer?
Secondly, would you like to pray for someone who has M.E?
(You can do this if you do or don’t have M.E.)
If you are an M.E. sufferer and would like to receive prayer, please contact us at email@example.com 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 our next Grace Charity prayer meeting; we aim to have meetings monthly. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 NIV translation
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!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV translation
Praying for others
If you would like to pray for M.E. sufferers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one or two names of sufferers who want prayer. Include your postal address for this as we like to send out prayer cards.
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.
Once per month we pray for M.E. sufferers and their carers. This is known as Grace Prayers.
Please join in from afar for this service. All Grace Prayers are on Sundays at 3pm.
Future services will continue on 13th January, 10th February, 10th March and 14th April.
Graceprayers January 2019
The Solace of Nature
This Graceprayers has been brought to us by a sufferer, so we thank her very much indeed for her contribution. We think of glimpses of God’s love through the smallest of pleasures, e.g. watching birds on feeders; spring bulbs; a brilliant sunset etc. These glimpses of nature can bring comfort to us as they remind us of God the creator. They don’t take away pain or distress but perhaps they can help us feel a part of His creation too and a place within that creation. The Jewish Holocaust victim Etty Hilesum, famous for her writings, wrote ”The sky is full of birds, the purple lupins stand so regally and peacefully, the sun shines on my face,” yet was surrounded by the obvious horrors of a concentration camp. In no way is this Graceprayers saying that sick people should just ‘buck up’ – we want to enter into each others’ sorrows and sufferings, not to belittle them. This meditation is simply a reflection on small treasures in darkness that can be sent to us by God.
Open in prayer
Every day God helps us, not just occasionally, but in every moment we can call upon Him, knowing that He is there and will help. Let us look with new eyes that see the wonder of God. Amen. (Prayer abbreviated, taken from the chapter ‘Wonder’, from Unstoppable Spirit 2013 by Greg Crowhurst) www.stonebird.co.uk
Hymn God is love
Scripture reading Proverbs 3 v 5,6 ‘Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.’
Scripture reading Psalm 17 v.6-8 These verses mention those seeking God’s protection from foes; it includes the beautiful line ‘Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,’
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.
Recent prayer requests Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally.
We focus again this Graceprayers on Sharon, a severe M.E. sufferer in England, who is enduring overwhelming distress, both day and night, from noisy neighbours plus lack of a PA and personal care. Please pray that the noise will stop, that Sharon receives good care and ultimately that she is healed. Please pray that Sharon won’t be tested beyond what she can bear. Sharon would like to move to a quieter flat. Also, please pray that she is protected from going to hospital.
Please also continue to pray for Linda and Greg in England, that jets would stop their flying practice over their home. This has eased a bit but is still happening. They are also enduring other environmental noise. Linda is ultra noise sensitive from the M.E. Please pray that the Lord will heal her from this distressing symptom; also from severe chemical sensitivity, paralysis and disabling catarrhal problems. Thank you.
We add Jacqui in England to our prayers, 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. Please pray that a good quiet neighbour moves in above her and for peace, strength and healing in Jacqui’s life.
Hymn Morning has broken
Scripture reading Matthew 10 v29 where Jesus describes the detail of God’s knowledge, knowing when each sparrow falls to the ground, yet how much more are we valued by God.
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.)
Pray for the revision of the NICE guideline for CFS/ME, due to be published in 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 and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 14 years now. We give thanks for God’s strength through it all. Thank you for your prayers regarding Catherine taking her mother’s story to the local press; this has been successful. Please pray about similar media exposure on File on 4 (radio) which is interested. www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you.
Hymn All creatures of our God and King
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.