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 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 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 email@example.com 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.
We are thrilled to hear that prayers for both Karina Hansen (Denmark) and Mirjam Knapp (Germany) have been answered: both have been released from hospital sectioning, and are happily returned home!
We give thanks that Dr. Nigel Speight has had all charges against him dropped and his case closed by the GMC, as from 14 July 2017. He has been completely vindicated, and has no restrictions!
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 June, 8th July, 5th August, and 9th September.
God understands exhaustion
The word ‘fatigue’ is often an insult to M.E. sufferers; it’s like saying that Alzheimer’s is ‘chronic forgetfulness’ or drowning in the sea is like ‘taking a shower’. The word fatigue dumbs down how a sufferer feels, which is a kind of paralysis with crippling exhaustion, often being unable to move, speak or even breathe properly and eat. Our Lord experienced the frequent need to rest and to sleep as did Elijah in the wilderness.
Open in prayer Give thanks to God for any good thing at all in your life this week
Hymn I heard the voice of Jesus say
I heard the voice of Jesus say ’Come unto me and rest; lay down, thou weary one, lay down thy head upon my breast:’ I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad; I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad’. Words by J.B. Dykes
Mark 4 v.35 41 Jesus was asleep in the boat after leaving a crowd of needy people. He was probably exhausted but still performed another miracle on waking up.
John 4 v.1-6 At Jacob’s well in Samaria: Jesus sits down there as he is weary from his journey.
Luke 22 v.39-46 In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is exhausted from grief and is strengthened by an angel.
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 Be Still and Know that I am God
Reading 1 Kings 19 v1-8 Elijah in the wilderness: Elijah wanted to die as he was beside himself with exhaustion but God sent an angel to strengthen him by miraculously bringing food and drink.
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.
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 as he prepares to marry Monica next month; also for John ‘s health and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for 13 years now. We give thanks for God’s strength through it all.
Please pray as Catherine takes her mother’s story to the local press for a second time, to a different paper. www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp
Pray that it is reported truthfully and for strength for the whole family. Thank you. Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you.
Hymn Like a River Glorious
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.