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 12th May, 16th June, 14th July and 4th August.

GRACEPRAYERS

Graceprayers August 4th 2019

Resting in God’s presence

We are entering what is the peak holiday season in the UK. Some M.E. sufferers might be hoping that they will be well enough for a day out in the better weather; others, including carers, may not be able to manage even this. Severe sufferers may not be able to leave their bedroom at all. Whatever your situation is, God is with you and during this Graceprayers we will be focusing on resting in His presence.

 

Meditations Just rest with the Spirit and there be renewed by Linda Crowhurst www.stonebird.co.uk

Out of thee, all things are hard and restless by Thomas a Kempis  (a medieval Dutch monk)

Opening prayer Lord, help us to rest in your presence today and every day, sensing the joy you promise in your presence (Psalm 16 v.11); in our agonising sufferings help us to miraculously experience your joy. Thank you.

Hymn I heard the voice of Jesus say ‘Come unto me and rest’

Scripture reading Matthew 11 v.25-30 Jesus invites us to come to Him for rest

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 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. Likewise, please pray for Sharon
who would also like a detached, adapted bungalow in a non-polluted area; that her neighbours are quieter and that she gets a good PA and personal care. 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, 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.

 

Hymn Like a river glorious is God’ perfect peace

Scripture  reading Psalm 55 ‘Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;’….Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you

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. Also, that the selected panel is not prejudiced towards psychiatric/psychological treatments.

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. Please continue to pray that the press will report her mother’s case for the benefit of the vulnerable www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp  Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you. Please pray that John sells more art work which he is fundraising for the Grace Charity for M.E.

Hymn Lord of all hopefulness

Blessing    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3 v.16

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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.