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.
Are you an M.E. sufferer who would like prayer?
If so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 Karen’s family as they have recently suffered a close bereavement.
Please pray for Juliet who has extreme Electro Sensitivity. She needs somewhere safe, warm and free of wifi. Juliet needs to avoid all wifi including smartphones. Please pray for her healing and more permanent, satisfactory accommodation. Thank you.
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 11th June 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 May 14th 2023
The Power of God
This month includes M.E. Awareness Week (May 8th – 14th). As well as having hope, sufferers also need a touch of God’s power to keep going. We are told that God’s power is made perfect in weakness. It is God’s power which can take away a hardship or take you through the hardship instead. The Greek word for ‘power’ is dunamis, used 120 times in the New Testament. It is the root word for dynamite, dynamo, and dynamic. The readings chosen for today all come from writings by St. Paul, who experienced the amazing power of Christ through his conversion.
Let us ask God to touch us with His power today.
Opening prayer The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen. (Words of Jesus Christ)
Hymn All hail the power of Jesus’ name All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Miles Lane) (#322 Common Praise 1998 – Praise) Edward Perronet – YouTube
Scripture reading ‘For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.’ 1 Cor. 1 v.18
‘But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.’ 1 Corinthians 1 v.27
Whole reading: 1 Corinthians 1 v.18 – 31
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 Give thanks with a grateful heart Don Moen – Give Thanks | Live Worship Sessions – YouTube
Scripture reading 2 Corinthians 12 v.1 – 10. God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
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 especially pray for Dr. Sarah Myhill and the unkind recent media reports; also, that she can expose the prejudice of the GMC towards her. 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 Monica Laker and Rob and Matt due to the recent death of our trustee David Laker; his passing was unexpected. Also for John’s health, especially wisdom for decisions regarding his heart and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 18 years now. We give thanks for God’s strength through it all. We also give thanks for a recent press coverage of Catherine’s mother’s case. Please pray that good will flourish from this for the benefit of the vulnerable https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/doctors-indefensible-decisions-before-death-of-much-loved-285176/?fbclid=IwAR106TmITKSJXbLqYgNG2ZarNo0d1610Rn0ZVlrqpN_0NzW0umpTm2-BPjM
Please also pray for peaceful neighbours around us. Thank you. Please pray that John sells more art work, the proceeds of which go to the Grace Charity for M.E. (We are grateful that he sold a painting recently through Saatchi online.)
Hymn And can it be that I should gain BBC Songs Of Praise ‘God’s Grace’/And Can It Be (That I Should Gain) – YouTube St. Mary’s Church Ealing
Blessing ‘May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.’ Colossians 1 v.11 -12
[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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