The Breakthrough Prayer Page
- February 11th 2012
- A prayer for healing, on this,
the World Day for the Sick .
Let us ask with boldness
Let us ask
in the name
- January 21st 2012
- A prayer for truth to shine in the world.
"Hold me, I am burning with pain."
I hold her, I cannot feel her, she is so lost in the agony. Completely, down to every single millimetre, in her deepest depths , ill.
We hold each other, alone. Three things I have learned :
- To the extent that you are not prepared to compromise, to that extent you suffer acute isolation and rejection.
- You cannot afford to trust anyone who says they know what they are doing.
- No one knows what they are doing, when it comes to Severe ME.
At best you hope that they will be humble enough to admit it, that they enter into it with you and help you work something out possibly, in diminutive steps. One thing I know : There is no hope currently for people with Severe ME.
This I will never do though:
My anger is too deep , my faith too ragged , too battle-hardened , my love much too strong for that; like a banner , the Breakthrough Prayer is unfurled tonight and every Saturday night , sweeping ME into the sea.
Things are very bad, trust is all we have left now.
When our need is absolute Your response is Total Trusting this is so we ask for a miracle, knowing we will always receive.
Bless us Save us help us Protect us Renew us Strengthen us Hear us Answer us faithfully Amen Amen Amen.
Tonight we pray with all power and confidence that God will hear and save us and help us .
We pray especially that each one of us will find the physical healing we so desperately need.
- January 7th 2012
- A prayer for the New Year.
Let us celebrate the Hope of the New Year.
Though it feel empty, though the way may seem uncertain, though we may struggle, though we may hurt, let us put our trust wholeheartedly in the Lord to heal and guide us. May His blessings pour down upon us . May He be a sure Light to us throughout the year.
- December 3rd 2011
- A prayer for truth to shine in the world.
We pray today especially for truth to shine in the world about ME : a WHO neurological disease with multi-system dysfunction.
We pray especially for the success of the Film Voices from the Shadows, produced by Natalie Boulton and Josh Biggs which is showing in London :new award winning film - 'Voices from the Shadows' - Dec 7th in London and a discussion following, at the British Library.
More information about the film can be found on the film website http://voicesfromtheshadowsfilm.co.uk Dr Nigel Speight is the guest speaker for the discussion panel.
A trailer for “Voices from the Shadows” is at http://voicesfromtheshadowsfilm.co.uk/2011/trailer/
May its showings bring true awareness to all who see it. May it be seen throughout the world and reach those who do not know the Truth yet of how serious a neurological disease it is. May it change hearts and minds and reach out through every medium available, especially TV. May there be a change in policies and a pouring out of research funding for research into the true underlying physical causes of this devastating and severely disabling disease.
- November 26th 2011
- A prayer for forgiveness.
When we have been deeply hurt
- October 29th 2011
- A beautiful , special prayer written by a dear friend.
Please pray for an improvement in the health of everyone with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Please pray for an end to their pain, for the understanding of their families, of the medical profession and of society in general.
We celebrate with a poem from Theresa :
The child within youSweep your house clean, each moment, Especially when night falls… For will your house be there tomorrow? We know not the time or hour… Anger held tight; furious fists Drive finger roots and nails Through the body, mind And spirit map, binding it in. Surrender to God’s Holy Spirit, Embrace the ocean and without fear And arms outstretched be carried through The water to the salty depths And give it ALL to HIM. Who waits, within, without, longing Through your grief, hidden, Calloused by time, down the long Lonely years of repression To set the CHILD in you FREE On bedroom carpet make your desert, Where stars touching heaven, spill out In startling clarity into the ubiquitous hush Of His Presence… Where each breath and tear and smile is heard ‘Ask and it will be given you Seek and you will find Knock and the door will be opened’ A guarantee from Him Who was and is and is to come Amen
We pray for the success of the world wide premiere of Voices From the Shadows today at The Mill Valley Film Festival
We pray that it will make a breakthrough happen, that people will be shocked to see the neglect of people with ME and the reality of Severe ME, that it will change hearts and minds and bring much needed light to the truth of this devastating physical disease.
May Voices From the Shadows bring about a fundamental shift in attitude and integrity towards treating this disease with both the seriousness and funding needed to find a cure and to separate psychiatric fatigue from the neurological , multisystem dysfunction of myalgic encephalomyelitis.
We pray especially for the people involved in the making of the film and give thanks for their bravery in making themselves vulnerable in this way for the good of many.
- September 10th 2011
- We pray especially today that each person who has ME can build a Matrix of Truth around themselves....
....reaching out to friends and family, medical staff and all people involved.
May this Matrix of Truth spread out to touch hearts and change minds. We hold all in the Heart of Love, where miracles happen and joy is complete and ask in trust that this truth is firmly established in the lives of every person with ME. We hold ourselves in the great mercy of God and His tender Love and pray this truth spreads to touch the whole world.
We give thanks at this time, for friendships that endure and pray for all those hurt from lost friendships and who struggle in isolation. May goodness touch all our lives, may we never feel alone, may we always the presence of God to strengthen and comfort us and bring us wisdom to endure. Amen.
- September 3rd 2011
- We pray that everyone find a comfort somehow , through all the difficult moments, suffering and struggles.
We give thanks for all tender mercies given and ask that we be strengthened and remain in hope of a better moment.
- Aug 27th 2011
- We pray for the protection of all people who have ME. We pray for protection on every level, mind, body, emotion, spirit .
We ask for guidance, wisdom, protection , knowledge in working out the best way to get what we need.
Most of all we pray for healing, hope and peace and that you will hear and answer us oh Lord in our distress . Amen
We ask for a special prayer for carers that they be renewed and strengthened every day and guided in wisdom to know what to do and how to help in the best possible way. We ask that they find consolation and comfort in their own struggles and that each day will bring them blessings and hope to carry on.
- Aug 20th 2011
- When we feel broken by our circumstance then is the time to turn towards God, not away.
Let us pray with absolute trust and confidence in God that he will hear us and save us.
We hold especially in our hearts and beseech the help of God for all children currently with ME being abused through wrong psychiatric treatment. Amen
A special message from Theresa :
Hi all fellow sufferers - for those who can, please join in praying the Breakthrough Prayer at 9pm tonight for this young Spanish girl and her mother. In fact, for all young people who are most at risk from this kind of dangerous psychiatric intervention and are experiencing the nightmare right now.
Pauline and I wrote this prayer eleven years ago now -directly in response to a picture of a young girl whose picture was on the front of the local paper.There were so many emotions written on that young girl's face: suffering, anger, grief, longing, disappointment, fear.Her story and her face gripped my heart.I phoned my dear friend Pauline, who died earlier this year,and together we wrote this prayer that has touched many hearts.
- Aug 13th 2011
- We continue to pray with great power and faith for universal acknowledgement of the truth of our physical disease.
Lord, when injustice strikes, when we are deeply wounded, when the way ahead seems blocked, when it is hard to hold onto hope, pour your Spirit out in great Power and Mercy and right all wrongs. We pray in the Holy name of Jesus. Amen
- Aug 6th 2011
- We pray for protection.
We fly onto you Lord, for your great love and protection
Keep us safe from all harm, banish all assault by evil by your Holy Name.
We call to you in our distress and ask that you save us now. Amen.
Lord help us always to follow Your path of goodness may your Light shine ever in our hearts illuminating the True Way of God for us to follow. Amen
Oh Heart of Love, may we always be in harmony with your great truth May we always find the path to Mercy and there redeem ourselves so that we may live forever in love. Amen.
- July 30th 2011
- We pray for an end to oppression.
We pray for God's light to shine on the truth in every circumstance we find ourselves in. We banish all evil in the name of Jesus Christ, we live in hope and trust in justice .
We ask always to remember the love of God and place ourselves in the power of the Trinity, asking for protection, wisdom, discernment and a clear path to shine for us, leading always towards goodness, healing abd blessings. Amen.
We thank you Lord for your steadfastness we ask to remain true to all that we believe in. Help us to walk a true path, help us always to find healing and hope, peace and comfort. Amen.
- July 23rd 2011
- We give thanks for God working in our lives,
both in seen and hidden ways
and we place our trust in Him.
We will find justice and healing and hope.
We pray especially at this time that the new ICC criteria will be adopted and will form the basis of proper biomedical assessments and investigations, so that the association of ME with Fatigue and Mental Health, wil be banished onec and for all.
Lord Come powerfully into our lives, be a true light shining in our hearts and help us to bring about radical change. Amen.
- July 16th 2011
- We pray tonight that the injustices done to people with ME will be recognised.
We pray for a paradigm shift in attitude towards the recognition of the physical reality of ME as a neurological disease and a complete change of direction in the NHS, towards the treatment of ME.
Within this context, we pray powerfully that the DSM5 Somatoform Working Group will not validate the somatoform criteria that so endanger the lives of people with genuine ME.
We ask for God's protection in this matter. We trust in His infinite mercy and goodness to keep us safe. Amen.
(To download our DSM5 submission please click here.)
Lord hear us, Lord help us, Lord save us, Lord protect us, Lord comfort us, Lord strengthen us, Lord empower us, Amen
- July 8th 2011
- We hold all people who have asked for prayer, in the power of the Breakthrough Prayer.
We ask that God helps each one of us in our own suffering and struggles.
We especially pray , in the Heart of Love, for those people who are suffering in terrible pain without relent and ask for an easing of their burden and a way forward in the power of the Spirit.
We hold carers and loved ones and friends, who stand by us. May they be comforted and renewed in their strength. May they feel God's love and mercy holding them. Amen
Let us find Hope always In the Mighty Trinity especially when we feel helpless in ourselves
- July 1st 2011
- We pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon us, bringing blessings and healing and life to us all. Amen
Spirit in action flows like the wind dances like fire encompasses all in the Light of the World whispers of freedom sings wildly of Passion Brings Power and Wisdom to all those who hope Spirit is action and Spirit is Fire Spirit is Freedom and Spirit is here Spirit flows like a fountain cleansing all in its Pathway unstoppable Spirit the Spirit of Love. Spirit is Joy and Spirit is knowing Spirit is wonder and Awe at the sight Spirit brings Peace and a Joy never-ending in a dance of forever Spirit brings us to Light Spirit is Tender and Spirit is water Spirit is weeping and Spirit is Prayer Spirit brings Love to the heart of creation Spirit is gentle and tenderly there Bringing all in its pathway to once hidden places Setting Light to our hearts bringing Hope to despair Blessing all as it passes it moves like a windswell breathing Life in our spirits bringing all now to Truth. For Spirit is God and is there at the centre and Spirit is Love and holds all for all time and the Peace that God brings is the Peace of forever and the healing that blesses brings Life to us all. Oh Love - hear our call !
- June 18th 2011
- We pray that all who suffer will be immersed in the healing power of the Holy Trinity and find a path always towards love.
We continue to pray that the Government will listen to the very real needs of disabled people, especially the most ill and severely disabled; that they will not do anything that will bring harm or increase poverty and neglect
We place ourselves in the power of the Trinity in the Holy Heart of Love; we ask for wisdom, we ask for peace, we ask for justice, we ask for a`new biomedical way forward for people with ME, based upon the truth and reality of our illness, may each person's needs be specially met today. Amen.
- June 11th 2011
- We pray tonight for the power of the Holy Spirit to come upon us in the Light and Hope of Pentecost and bring a radical and positive change in the lives of people with ME. We pray that the Breakthrough Prayer is lifted by the Holy Spirit; we pray with absolute certainty that our prayer is answered now.
"When the Spirit comes there is joy, freedom, hope, healing, transformation - and nothing is the same again. Miracles happen and God's promise is complete."
(From Light for the World by Greg Crowhurst)
Come Holy Spirit come Come in Power Fill us with Light Fill us with Hope Fill us with Peace Fill us with Trust Touch and Heal us Protect and Comfort us Renew and Strengthen us in the Power of Your Love, Amen
- June 4th 2011
- We pray tonight that we are heard, that our needs are seen and that Truth of the reality of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis will be finally recognised and a true path of hope opened up for us all. Amen
Lord we do not know the way forward yet we trust in You to guide us We do not have all the answers Yet we trust in You to supply our need We do not know how to get well Yet we trust in You to lead us on a safe path. Lord in all things we place our trust in You, Amen.
- May 21st 2011
- We hold everyone who is suffering with ME and everyone involved with them in the Heart of Love today.
We ask for miracles we ask for help we ask for hope We ask that each person will receive their own special breakthrough for their own specific circumstances as we pray in trust and power the Breakthrough prayer.
We welcome all newcomers to the breakthrough prayer circle and open our hearts in prayer to embrace each other and pray in the oneness of love.
John's Hope Heart of Love Dying for the world Reaching out to save All I can do is stand by you an onlooker on the sport of death All I can give I do My heart in all its simplicity lies with yours Al I can hope is that it is some small comfort some speck of light in the gathering darkness which obscures the True reality of Your Glory You are not alone We hold you in our tears We stay with you beyond the end hoping, praying, waiting for the New beginning.Linda 2001
- May 21st 2011
- Tonight we pray for all people who have lost a pet or a friend or anyone who has supported them, particularly through their illness. May they find hope and spiritual comfort to ease their burden of grief and loss.
I gave my son for you I cried those tears of pain with him I held him gently in my arms I loved him back to life For I am the one who loves I love you all I love you always For I am the one who loves in spite of all the pain.
- May 14th 2011
- Today we continue to pray for all those who are struggling.
The body of Christ holds every name holds every moment's pain represents eternity before our very eyes if you could dissect it, somewhere, hidden away; in a tiny molecule or perhaps an ephemeral electron, you would see yourself and feel with absolute certainty that He had touched you He had held you He had loved you just as you are right now and you would know that this is True.Linda Crowhurst
- April 30th 2011
- Today we choose to focus on giving thanks and praise for all the small triumphs and graces that help us get through each day.
For this is how we can survive the great onslaught of physical symptoms and the gross injustice and neglect we experience in the world; for our neurological disease, ME.
When we turn to God, He can bring us through the hardest of places, when we focus inwardly we can miraculously find some sense of peace and goodness within immense suffering; not of the world.
When we focus outwardly and seek union spiritually with others, we can build on hope and strength. Our prayers , joined together , transcend all difficulties and immerse us in the Kingdom of Love; God's kingdon here with us.
Lord we turn to You and place our hearts and minds in love. We give thanks and praise for all good things that you have given us. May we always find beauty in each day. Amen--
- April 23rd 2011
- When we think about Easter , we cannot forget the Cross of Good Friday; the pathway that leads to the joy of the resurrection.
Sometimes when we look at the Cross all we can see or think of, is pain and suffering . And we cannot always bear it. We cannot sometimes even look. However the Cross is so much more than the physical experience we see.
If we look closely perhaps we can also see the humility and love of Jesus: his immense compassion and desire to heal the whole world, not just for then or for now, but for all time. We can feel his longing to help every single person who has ever lived , and all those yet to come .
When we look at the Cross, let us ask to see the light , the truth, the wisdom and the power of God ,shining forth from this ultimate healing moment for all mankind. Let us ask to see and feel the wonder of Mercy , silently flowing out to touch us all, remembering that God’s Mercy flows forever and ever.
When we look at Jesus with his arms open wide to receive and redeem all the hurt of the world, we need to use our spiritual eyes to look beyond the earth bound situation . For he is not alone . As Jesus, the Son of God, reaches out to embrace us all, so his heavenly Father, with his ultimate Love for his Son, is embracing him also. When Jesus calls out in agony , the Father calls with him ; when Jesus cries, so does the Father
When we call out , we too are heard, because we are held in that loving compassionate embrace of the Father and the Son. When our tears fall, they are made holy , for we are held by the Father and the Son, forever, in that moment , in the Heart of Love.
Let us then look with new eyes on the Cross this Easter. Let us find hope and healing, mingled with our pain and tears. And let us thank God for the ultimate gift of Life that flows from this outpouring of love.
Perhaps the prayer circle this week could especially remember people with Severe ME and carers , who feel isolated and alone within the illness, especially at Easter.
- April 16th 2011
- When things get desperate
There is such a need for Truth and Justice in the medical field of ME.
People are so seriously and severely ill and disabled with this devastating neurological disease that it is hard to fathom why there is no universal biomedical approach to it or to help us in our plight.
It is simply beyond understanding why ,when there are so many people physically affected , proper biomedical tests and a congruent universal definition which would validate the physiological dysfunction at the heart of the disease are not available on the NHS and are not being rigorously sought or developed by the government in order to alleviate the physical suffering and the ensuing poverty that people struggle with for decades.
Instead people are neglected, maligned, wrongly treated or abandoned and disregarded. They are left to cope , isolated and alone or with friends and families sacrificing their lives and livelihoods in order to support them outside of a system that cares not despite its responsibility to them.
This is a neurological disease acknowledged by the WHO yet despite this people/s experience of neurologists Is often negative and those who seek neurological support and clarification for their disease may end up feeling more devastated , denied and alienated from a health service that is clearly failing them.
We ask today that God help us to right this wrong. We ask for an end to this practice of negation, the watering down of truth, the dissemination of untruth about this very real physical disease ..
We ask all the angels and the archangels to pray with us and for us and all of heaven to back us in our demands for Truth and Justice alongside biomedical integrity in the world for people with Myalgic Ecephalomyelitis.
- April 9th 2011
- When things get desperate
Lord when things get desperate , may we turn to you in all trust, knowing you will keep us and save us.
Be a light to shine upon us and always fill our hearts with peace. Give us the gifts of discernment and knowledge that we may always know which direction is true; especially in dire times.Amen
As the Government's cuts begin to bite and take hold of the country, more and more people will struggle. We need God's Light, His Truth and His Peace to protect us from harm.
The disabled are suffering greatly with ESA and the introduction of PIP; our concerns appear to be disregarded .
This is the time to speak up and to keep speaking up. Some agencies, such as The Hardest Hit are doing this ; the poorest and the disabled will be some of the hardest hit.
- April 2nd 2011
- The symptoms of Severe ME
The symptoms of severe ME are overwhelming.
When there is no energy, no ability, limited thought and a constant onslaught of symptoms affecting so many different systems of the body it is hard to find ways to cope with the day, the hour , the moment you find yourself in.
When things feel bad, empty, intolerable, desperate, then more than any other time this is when we need to cling to God and hold on to Hope: Hope for a better moment, hope for a real change in Government Policy, hope for a biomedical Breakthrough.
Hope for a change of hearts and minds. Hope for something good to happen. Hope for comfort and an easing of the painful distressing onslaught of the illness Hope in Gods Love to bless you right now.
Hope defeats despair.Hope lifts us up into the Heart of Love. Hope lifts us up to God's realm where miracles happen and joy is complete. Hope helps us through the most difficult of moment.
Let us ask always then to live in Hope and Trust that it will be so.
- March 26th 2011
- London march against the cuts today.
We pray today for wisdom, integrity and openness to change; that the Government will see the extent of dissatisfaction about the level of cuts it is making.
We pray that they will hear the people's voice and not carry on the punative measures that will affect so many people of all ages and groups, especially the disabled and the sick,particularly people with ME.
We pray that all is held in the Heart of Love where miracles happen and joy is complete. We place our trust in God's goodness and the power of prayer to change hearts and minds.
We pray for a peaceful demonstration today, where the voice of the people is justly heard and answered.
Lord I cling to you in my need Keep me safe and help me to know that in you all will be well.
- March 19th 2011
- Japan, Libya, Bahrain
As we pray tonight for peace, healing and comfort around the world; the mysteries of Light bring us much needed radiance in the darkness, wisdom in the void, truth in the uncertainty of living in a damaged and hurting world.
The Mysteries of Light are the Perfect companion for our Lent journey, as they bring a much needed focus to the emptiness of the desert. They help us focus our attention on Jesus’ ministry, as it builds up to the climax of Easter week.
They begin by bringing awareness of the very real presence of the Trinity ,to our attention, in the first mystery, moving on to the wonder of Jesus mission:the transforming power of love where miracles are seen and believed through the miracle of the water into wine.
Following on from the miraculous, we come to a much needed emphasis on forgiveness, reconciliation and mercy in the third mystery of Light: the main focus of Jesus Life ultimately, to bring mercy and lead us back to God, the Father, who is Love.
Moving on we come to the fourth and awesome mystery of the Transfiguration: the most powerful and wonderful transformative truth, illuminated so clearly for us through the experience of Peter, James and John; those closest to Jesus. Here we can ask that we too may be blessed in a similar way to the disciples; to grow closer in our own discipleship; to see the pure light of life , radiant in all His beauty .We can then ask to see the same truth in all our neighbours, even in our enemies: the light of life that links , unites, heals, brings hope for the world.
The fifth mystery is the mystery of the Eucharist. The purity of God’s love radiates out calling us to receive,to be fed, sustained by the essence of Light itself,manifest in the bread of Love. This is the holy gift given to us, which remains with us, which unites and strengthens us and brings us ever closer to the awareness of the living God within us. As we contemplate the true presence here within ,may we grow in holiness and carry all the gifts of the Mysteries of Light with us out into the world in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
All these mysteries are brought together on the Cross on Good Friday, but are illuminated powerfully and individually through contemplating the Mysteries of Light.
As we contemplate ,so we are lead more and more into the depths of Jesus Ministry and mission. As we pray and ask for Light to shine more brightly in our hearts and minds,so it manifests more in our lives, bringing untold blessings to what can sometimes feel like a tedious and dark journey towards the Cross, through Lent.
How can we not rejoice in the Mysteries of Light ? How can we not use them as a powerful gift of intercession for ourselves , for each other, indeed for the whole world, this Lent and always. Amen.
We pray especially tonight for Pauline , co-author of the Breakthrough Prayer, whose funeral is this week :
Lord may we find every hope in all that You have promised : that even in death we shall still live in You Amen
- March 12th 2011
- Lent 2011
Lent seems for me to be a time of waiting.
God asks us to wait. God bids us to wait in Trust and Faith for Easter and onwards to Pentecost, for the fulfilment of Jesus’ mission on Earth - the coming of the Holy Spirit, Power Most High.
Waiting however is not always an easy thing , though it is something that those of us who suffer with ME come to know well. It can be agonising, irritating, frustrating, exciting ,peaceful and many other things besides. It is definitely something that we can all experience differently. It does not always feel like a blessing!
So how can we wait, this Lent?
We can wait in contemplation. And in our contemplation we may discover that we are held in the silence of waiting. This might feel endless, empty even, yet if we listen carefully perhaps we can hear the still small voice of Love, whispering to be patient, whispering that Love will Triumph and the Power of the Spirit will be released to Bless the world and all our lives in unseen, unknown, unexpected even unhoped for ways.
Let us wait then in Hope and anticipation. Let us listen for Love.
- Feb 26th 2011
- Justice for people who are disabled
His Light cannot be put out
He is the Light of the world an immense radiant and pure light that shines so that we can all see the way; so that we can all find God in any moment and evil can never triumph. The Light of the World is present reigning triumphant over death and giving life to all through His power of Love. His radiance will always lead and guide us through any apparent darkness for where the Light of the World is no darkness or evil can really be.
Lord in your mercy hear us and help us.
We pray for justice, we pray for truth, we pray for protection from any injustice.
We pray particularly that the needs of the disabled will not be abused or go unmet in these punative economic times.
We ask that this Government think again about its policies towards disability, knowing that nothing is impossible to you Lord, in the power of united prayer.
- Feb 19th 2011
- PACE Trial
The day after the publication of the PACE Trial results we need not to despair but to place our trust in God's Light and Mercy.
I am the Light of the World
anyone who follows me will not
be walking in the dark
he will have the light of life
John 8 : 12
This is a wonderful affirmation of Christ's presence with us. We cannot be in the dark, even if it seems that way with earthly eyes, we can see clearly if we look with spiritual eyes that the light of life, Jesus Christ, is with us
This tells us we need not fear, even when all seems dark, because God will never abandon us; he will always be close. Such is the truth that even when Christ died on the cross, God was with him.
The Light of Life is with us. The Light of Life is God's immense gift to us. It is the living force, the light that energises, blesses, guides, is.
It is the light of Truth. The Way to the Father, the Light of men and the Life of men.
His gift is endless and boundless.
We`are never alone. The Light of Life sustains us and is triumphant over all adversity. For darkness cannot exist where light is. And light illuminates God's Holy Truth. And the truth will set you free.
How wonderful indeed then to know the power of light and the power of life that conquers even death. That is eternal. Praise God.
The Light of Life shines in us and sets us free. praise God for ever and ever.
When I feel weak Lord, be my strength When I feel troubled Lord, be my Light When I feel ill Lord be my Help When I feel Lost Lord, be my guide
I bring you Light and Peace to fill the darkness that surrounds you. Listen for Truth. Feel my Light shine golden, glowing, transforming. Love flowing out to meet you where you are.
- Feb 12th 2011
- DLA Consultation
We hold in our awareness the whole political aspect of ME as we pray tonight for truth and justice.
We hold especially in our prayers this week, the outcome of the flawed DLA Consultation and the intention of the Government to abolish DLA for PIP,which is likely to remove hundreds of thousands of disabled people from essential disability benefit, upon which they rely to live.
Let us all send this message out to all we know. Ask everyone to write to the DLA about the injustice of this consultation process; let it snowball.
We ask God to help us speak our truth .
We ask for the word to grow, may people we tell tell someone else, so that our message is heard and justice is done,
Let us pray :
Lord help us when we are overlooked forgotten ignored isolated offended desolate help us to feel Your love no matter what is happening to us in the world Amen
- 5th February 2011
- Snowball Prayer
Tonight we pray for small victories in spreading the truth of ME, as serious neurological disease, with multi-system dysfunction.
If we can just educate one person at a time, that will be an achievement and then they might educate someone else. If you can imagine the impact being like a snowball, rolling down a hill, from the summit of truth, getting bigger and bigger, including more and more people as it rolls.
We give thanks especially for the recent Parliamentary Debate on ME, led by Ian Swales MP for Redcar and his accurate presentation on what it is like to have ME.
Until ME is separated from CFS and the psychosocial lobby, people with ME will not be truly represented.
We must pray most powerfully for this separation so that people with ME can gain the respect that is so much needed and owed them. As we pray the Breakthrough Prayer tonight, we ask specifically for truth and justice.
- Jan 29th 2011
- I place my heart
all in You
I ask for
I trust in
Lord, we believe in miracles and so we ask today for miracles, trusting that you hear us.
We ask for the miracle of truth, that the MRC funding, recently announced for biomedical research, will truly be awarded to genuine biomedical research by clinicans seeking the physical causes underlying ME and will not be highjacked by the psychiatric lobby for pseudo-science.
We pray that the Government Minister will act with integrity regarding Professor Hooper's letter of complaint against the MRC and that all the concerns raised in his letter will be acknowledged and rectified, so that the lives of people with ME will finally be treated with the honour they deserve and a miracle of proper biomedical tests, treatments and Consultants, who respect us, will follow.
- Jan 22th 2011
- Take time to be still and find me.
Reach into the stillness of my love.
Let it fill you.
Let your heart say Yes to me , endlessly Yes.
In that Yes we can work wonders
In that Yes all things are possible
Come find me
In the power of that Yes
Fill me with Joy.
Take the step that leads to me,
Only say Yes
And find me
Today we pray for all people who are struggling; may they find God's presence with them.
May they open their heart to receive His blessing in their lives
As we say Yes to the absolute Power of Love in our lives, may we feel Love respond with healing, hope and miracles.
For all who are ill, may they find comfort and strength.
For all who are struggling, especially with financial worries and debt, may they find help.
For all who are isolated and alone may they find hope
For all in need, may their needs be met.
We ask in faith
Lord graciously hear us.
We have a new Prayer Request notice board, where specific prayer requests can be placed for us all to pray for them
- Jan 15th 2011
- Lord we ask you for justice, long overdue.
We ask that there be a new NHS vision based upon biomedical knowledge for people with ME.
We ask that the White Paper on NHS Choice be the catalyst for change and proper medical treament for people with ME.We ask that as many people as possible submit a response, this weekend while there is still time.
- Jan 8th 2011
- The most wonderful thing about the Light of Life is that it cannot be diminished, vanquished or extinguished because it comes from God.
No darkness or evil can obliterate it. darkness cannot take it away. What an incredible thing to know with absolute certainty that our gift of life is a gift of Light from God and it will always shine. This is the truth and this is the promise given by Our Lord.
With this in mind we give joyful thanks that our prayer, that Dr Sarah Myhill be reinstated, has been answered, in the most stunning turnaround, this week !
Justice and truth have once again triumphed !
We pray :
Lord in Your Mercy tenderly heal me Lord fill me with Your Holy Peace not of this world Lord bless me with Your healing Presence restore me to full health Lord strengthen me with the Power of Your Spirit ease the burdens that I carry Lord comfort me with the Truth of Your Love May all Mercy be received.
- New Year's day 2011
- To pray in the name of Jesus Christ is to Pray in the Power of Truth and Mercy and that is to pray in the Goodness that is the Heart of Love, the Holy Trinity.
New Year's day 2011
It is to touch all healing, all love, all that is healed and therefore your prayer is already answered and touched by that same power, which is the Life of Christ and the Light of Life.
It is Joy complete and utter presence of God. It is to be truly present with all that is and thus to know with absolute certainty that your prayer is known, heard and answered, all in that moment of praying, for that is the meaning of Mercy; of Christ's death and Resurrection.
It is the completion of healing, the Oneness of Love. It is Truth and it is completely and totally Life evermore.
It is in this power of prayer that we hold all our hopes for the year ahead. We pray at this time especially that the year will bring new understanding about the physical reality of ME as a neurological disease. We pray that all people who do not understand, friends, family, neighbors, doctors, consultants, nurses, physio.s, Ot's, the Benefit Agency, the Government, that all will come to a new wisdom and compassion and truth and brig about a massive change for the good in the lives of people with ME and their carers.
We pray for healing to be poured into the hurt done by all these people, through ignorance, through fear, through deliberate negation and vested interest.
We pray to banish all evil in Jesus Christ's name. We pray for hop, we pray for miracles, we pray for truth and justice. We pray that this is the year of radical change, in all our lives, for the good.
- Christmas Day
- Each one of us is a gift from God
A gift to the world, a gift to each other, each carrying our own spark of divine light, to bring comfort, to bring strength, to bring healing into a hurting world.
A world where pain and grief, confusion and illusion may blind us to our own beauty and the beauty of others.
Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Light of the World, asks us to remember who we are, for we are love, each one of us given a gift, our own special gift to be used for the glory of God.
Do not be afraid, be bold and confident, that God holds us all very gently in the power and mystery of His love, as we dare to reach out in faith and trust.
Remember that each and every one of us reflects a different aspect of Christ's body. We are each experiencing and expressing both the pain and the wonder and the utter joy of being the Body of Christ.
Remember this and reach up always to the Light, knowing that you are held in the power of Love.
Christmas Eve 2010
- Christmas Eve
- May you find Peace, Healing and Hope this Christmas. May we all experience miracles as the coming year unfolds.
Today we celebrate the Truth of God's Love - that Jesus Christ, the Light of the World has come into the world and dwells among us. This Light is pure radiance and shines its perfect beauty all around.
It is the Light of Mercy, the Light of Truth, the Light of Wisdom, the Light of Discernment, the Light of Justice. It brings the gift of Healing, the gift of Hope, the gift of Consolation, the gift of Love to us.
The Light is never more needed than now in the lives of people with ME for there is so much disinformation and untruth spread around the true disease that people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis have.
There is so much medical neglect. There is so much injustice surrounding people with ME : a genuine neurological disease, dismissed as a psychological condition.
As we approach midnight , the holiest time of the year, signaling the birth of Christ and the Redemption of the world, we hold the needs of all people with this serious disease, especially the most severely affected and their carers and loved ones in the pure radiance of Christ's Light.
We lift ourselves and everyone who is suffering into the centre of this bright Light as we pray for Truth and Justice, for Hope and Comfort, for a genuine change in attitude of the medical establishment, for the truth of XMRV to be revealed, for proper biomedical research to be done on patients who genuinely have ME and we pray that the biopsychosocial approach be truly discredited and a biomedical approach be acknowledged and created, using the available knowledge that is currently available, as a starting point.
We pray for strength and courage for all people who are genuinely fighting to raise awareness of the truth of this devastating illness.
We pray for genuine healing and Hope to be poured out upon us. We ask this in trust knowing God's Mercy is real and He hears our prayers.
We give thanks for the Child born in the manger. we give thanks that Love has come among us and that evil can no longer hold sway on the world.
The Light of the World is here. we ask that our prayers be answered. Praise God indeed. Amen.
We pray the Breakthrough Prayer and light a candle at midnight to signify that Jesus christ has come into the world.
At this holy moment we pray for miracles in the lives of people with ME.
We hold in prayer all those who are suffering, all who are isolated, all who are struggling to cope with the cold weather and the problems it brings, all who are grieving and all who are dying. We hold them all in the light of the candle. We hold them all in the Heart of our Prayer. Amen.
Lord in all things I trust in you when fear overwhelms me I turn to you when doubt assails me I turn to you when Peace is lost I turn to you when anxieties mob me I turn to you when pain oppresses me I turn to you when worries betray me I turn to you Lord in all things I am held by You Amen