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 7th October, 11th November, and 9th December.

 

GRACEPRAYERS

Graceprayers October 7th 2018

 

God is our light

 

In these autumnal mornings and evenings we can feel surrounded by darkness. Physically darkness is scary, especially if you’re vulnerable and can’t see where you are going. There are many references to God being our light which is helpful if we feel a bit lost in our lives spiritually, unsure of the place we might find ourselves in for the future.

 

Open in prayer

 

Lord Help Me Find Your Light

When darkness gathers

And the world torments me

Help me keep a place of stillness within me

That I might feel your grace

Upon me

Amen (from Prayers by Linda Crowhurst www.stonebird.co.uk )

 

Hymn Thou whose almighty word (Chorus Let there be light)

 

Scripture Reading  Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation

 

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.

 

Scripture readings  John 8 v.12 Jesus describes Himself as the Light of the World

 

Revelation 21 v.22-27.  There will be no need for the sun and the moon in the Heavenly city of Jerusalem as God Himself is the light

 

Hymn Morning has broken like the first morning

 

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 and Monica; 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.

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 We plough the fields and scatter (a good Harvest hymn with the line ‘He lights the evening star.’)

 

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

 

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.