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!
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 January 22, February 19, March 12, and Easter Day 16 April.
GRACEPRAYERS FEBRUARY 19th 2017
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 ; some of us are used to hearing 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 is the kind 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. Of course, 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)
Hymn God is love
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…)
Recent prayer requests Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally. Please pray for an M.E. sufferer you know.
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.
We focus again this Graceprayers on Sharon, a severe M.E. sufferer in England, who is enduring overwhelming distress from neighbour noise, both day and night. Please pray that the noise will stop and that Sharon won’t be tested beyond what she can bear; also that a positive resolution will happen very soon. Sharon would like to move to a quieter flat. Please also pray that she gets more care and stays out of 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. Thank you.
We add Jacqui in England to our prayers, asking God for a positive breakthrough for her this year. She has had long-term severe M.E.
Hymn Let there be love shared among us
Reading 1 Cor. 13 v.1-13
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. Give thanks that Dr. Nigel Speight has had all charges against him dropped; however, he is still under investigation by the GMC for his M.E. work, so isn’t currently involved in ‘controversial’ one-to-one cases. This is appalling as Dr. Speight has been a God-send to M.E. sufferers. Please pray that this investigation is stopped so he can practise 100% freely again.
Prayer for each other and anyone else who comes to mind Please also pray for the trustees of the Grace Charity for M.E. : for David as he recovers from a shoulder operation; also for John ‘s health and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for almost 12 years now. Thank you. Give thanks for God’s strength through it all.
Hymn Love Divine
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.]