Prayer

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.

Prayer

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.)

Receiving Prayer

If you are an M.E. sufferer and would like to receive prayer, 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 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 othersPraying 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.  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 10th February, 10th March and 14th April.

GRACEPRAYERS

Graceprayers April 14th 2019

God never forsakes us

This Graceprayers we will be reflecting on both Holy Week and Easter. Jesus spoke several times on the cross and one of them was with the words ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ Some theologians think that for one short moment God did turn His back on Christ because He represented sin. Others dismiss that thought, saying that Jesus’ human nature made Him feel forsaken by His Father whilst on the cross yet God was still with Him.  What is certain is that Jesus is quoting directly from Psalm 22 which describes in detail what He is going through during crucifixion: ‘my heart is like wax’ verse 14; ‘my tongue sticks to my jaws’ verse 15; ‘and for my clothing they cast lots’ verse 18. John’s Gospel refers to blood and water from Jesus’ side which could mean water around the heart, like wax. Verse 15 refers to Jesus being thirsty.  There are however numerous references in the Bible to God always being with us and not forsaking us.

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Open in prayer dwelling on a few verses showing God is always with us:

Matthew 28 v.20 ‘And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ Words of Jesus.

Hebrews 13 v.5 ‘…for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ‘

Psalm 139 v.8 -10 ‘If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. ‘

Isaiah 41 v.10 ‘Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’

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Hymn My song is love unknown

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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. We add Keren and Rowan to our prayers: 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.
We also pray for Sharon, a severe M.E. sufferer, 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, 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 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. Please pray that a good quiet neighbour moves in above her and for peace, strength and healing in Jacqui’s life.

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Scripture reading Matthew 27 v.45-66 The crucifixion

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Hymn There is a green hill far away

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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.

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Scripture reading Matthew 28 v.1-20 The Resurrection

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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.)

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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.

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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 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 other media exposure which is interested.  www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp  Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you.

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Hymn Thine be the glory

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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)

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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.