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 10th February, 10th March and 14th April.

GRACEPRAYERS

Graceprayers March 10th 2019

The Trinity

March is the month of St. Patrick’s feast day: he was famous for explaining the Trinity through a shamrock, a three- leaved clover. In John’s gospel, Jesus uses several examples of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit being one.  ‘..when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. ‘ John 15 v. 26

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Open in prayer

Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me,
Christ before me
Christ beside me,
Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me
Christ in quiet,
Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

Prayer attributed to St Patrick’s breastplate (390-461 A.D.)

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Hymn Lead us heavenly father lead us

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Scripture reading  John 14 v.15-31 teaching by Christ of the Trinity

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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.

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Recent prayer requests  Our charity will now pray for several M.E. sufferers who have contacted us in the last month, often globally.

We also pray for 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 pray for Jacqui in England, 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.

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Hymn Father we love you (followed by verses’ Jesus we love you’ ‘Spirit we love you’)

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Scripture reading John 10 v.22-42 This includes the verse “I and the Father are one” said by Jesus, verse 30.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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. 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 both for newspaper and radio which are interested.  www.thegracecharityforme.org/hazel-and-the-lcp  Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you.

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Hymn Like a river glorious

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Blessing     May you know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge and be filled with all the                                                               fullness of God (adapted from Ephesians 3 v.18-19)

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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.