Prayer

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.

 

 

 

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 November 12th and December 10th.

 

GRACEPRAYERS

 

Graceprayers November 12th 2017

BEING STILL BEFORE GOD

 

Around this time, many are reflecting on Remembrance Sunday, and ‘being still’ in contemplation.  In scripture we see that Jesus Himself needed ‘time out’ to withdraw, often combined with praying. He also tells Mary, sister of Martha, that she has done the best thing by being still and listening to Him rather than rush around. M.E. sufferers often have no choice but to be still due to pain and weakness. They would love to rush about doing things, if only they could. Yet, perhaps during this time of stillness, God can be found the best? It wasn’t in the noise of the wind or earthquake that God appeared to Elijah, but rather the still, small voice.

 

Open in prayer                                                  

When there are no words in my head

No thoughts in my mind, no idea of what can help me now

May I turn to you Lord, in loving confidence

Trusting that you will come to my aid

And know exactly what I need to get me through

Even the most challenging of moments

Amen    

Prayer by Linda Crowhurst www.stonebird.co.uk

 

Hymn Be still and know that I am God

 

Scripture reading   Luke 10 v.38-42  Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha. He tells Mary that she has chosen the best thing by sitting at His feet, listening to His teaching.

 

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 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 and paralysis.  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 Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace

 

Scripture readings

Mark 6 v.31 Jesus encourages His disciples to get some rest.

Luke 5 v.16   Even Jesus needed ‘time out’ and withdrew to desolate places to pray.

1 Kings 19 v.9-18 God tells Elijah that He will pass by; but He wasn’t in the wind, nor the earthquake but in a ‘low whisper’.

 

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. Give thanks that Dr. Nigel Speight has had all charges against him dropped last month in July. He is now free to practise unrestricted!

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 2018).

 

Prayer for each other and anyone else who comes to mind   Please pray for the trustees of the Grace Charity for M.E. : give thanks that David has recovered from a shoulder operation; also for John ‘s health and for Catherine’s colitis which has gone on for over 12 years now.  We give thanks for God’s strength through it all.

Give thanks that the charity has been approved by Tescos Bags of Help Scheme for funding!

Please also pray for quiet neighbours around us. Thank you.

 

Hymn Be still for the presence of the Lord

 

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.