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Grace at Meals — • One of the most ancient formulae of prayer at meals is found in a treatise of the fourth century, attributed without foundation to Saint Athanasius Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Grace at Meals     Grace at Meals …   Catholic encyclopedia

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PRAYER — PRAYER, the offering of petition, confession, adoration or thanksgiving to God. In the Bible The concept of prayer is based on the conviction that God exists, hears, and answers (Ps. 65:3; cf. 115:3–7) – that He is a personal deity. In a sense it …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Prayer-Books — • A collection of forms of prayer intended for private devotion, and in so far distinct from the service books which contain the liturgical formularies used in public worship. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prayer Books      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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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.

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 [email protected]  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 protected] 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 11th November and 9th December.

GRACEPRAYERS

Graceprayers November 11th 2018

The word ‘Hallow’

Most M.E. sufferers are probably extremely relieved that Hallowe’en is over, being unable to cope with the disruption and disturbance of it all. But the meaning of the word Hallowe’en is something rather beautiful, which is the evening before All Hallows or All Saints Day. ‘Hallow’ means to set apart as being holy, or to consecrate. Of course Jesus prays the line ‘Hallowed be thy name’ in the Lord’s prayer.

Open in prayer

Lord, fill me with your holy Peace, not of the world

Lord, bless me with your healing Presence, touch and heal all hurt.

Lord, strengthen me with the power of your Spirit, ease the burdens that I carry.

Lord, comfort me with your tender Heart, release me from all pain. Amen.

(By Linda and Greg Crowhurst, from the book Living in the Heart of Love www.stonebird.co.uk )

Hymn   Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Scripture reading Exodus 3 v.1-15   Moses and the burning bush – hallowed ground

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.

Hymn   Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

Scripture reading   1 Peter 1 v.13 – 25  A call to be holy

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.

Scripture reading 1 Peter 2 v.1 – 12 A holy priesthood

We continue with the letter from Saint Peter

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 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 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty

The Lord’s prayer 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen  (Matthew 6 v. 9-13)

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.

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