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Call to prayer for ME/CFS sufferers in ME Awareness Week:

7 to 13 May 2018

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), is a chronic illness which affects over 250,000 people in the UK. At this present time there is no known cure for ME/CFS and the NHS guidelines for treatment are currently under review. The findings will not be published until 2020, leaving those who suffer from ME/CFS in what can seem like a hopeless situation.


But as Christians and ME/CFS sufferers we do have hope and faith in our Heavenly Father. We know He has the answer. We believe that we need to come alongside other ME/CFS sufferers and cry out with them for God to heal this illness. We are requesting that you please join together with us as we pray for an end to this suffering. To that end, during ME/CFS Awareness week, we are asking that you please remember us in prayer.


Prayer points:

  for ME/CFS sufferers and their families

  for their carers

  for healing

  for a cure and effective treatment

  for those carrying out research

  for funding for research




Cake, Prayer for Revival

Tuesday 15 May, 7pm

Come and join us for a relaxed evening of worship and prayer for God’s work in our churches and communities at Centenary… part of ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Offers of cake and requests for information to Rev Julie Doddrell 01205 316524. All welcome! Just turn up. Organised by Methodist Circuit Leadership Team.





Thy Kingdom Come

10 to 20 May 2018

This is a global prayer movement. The Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join the movement, and the World Methodist Council is also encouraging Methodists across the world to take part.


The aim of Thy Kingdom Come is that Christians pray that people might know Jesus Christ during a focused time between Ascension and Pentecost from 10 - 20 May 2018. To take part, you can sign up and 'pledge to pray' on the Thy Kingdom Website; www.thykingdomcome.global


Download prayer and worship resources online:



‘Waiting in Wonder’ book of reflections:



Or order hard copies from Christian Publishing and Outreach Ltd: https://www.cpo.org.uk/thykingdomcome


Online video series: https://www.youtube.com/thykingdomcome


RoadHoG news:

April 2018 www.roadhogbus.org.uk

Prayer requests:

  Please pray for the Project Management Team and the team leaders as they meet on 5 May

  Please pray for sufficient volunteers to staff the Bus at the Carrington Steam Rally on 27 and 28 May, at Pinchbeck Village Fete on 9 June, and at Gosberton District Fair on 10 June

  Please pray for Tony Coe and his work with local schools

  Please do pray for the financial needs of the RoadHoG project to be met










Prayer – prior to the Sunday morning service


It has been the custom for the preacher and stewards to meet in prayer prior to the Sunday morning service. An invitation is now extended to all those who wish to join in prayer. Room 3 at 10.15.am. 





At Centenary: Monthly prayers for Boston and Zion in the lunch club room at on the 1st Friday of each month from 10.30am


If you have a specific prayer request for the prayer chain or prayer wall, please speak to John H. or one of the stewards


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      Prayer for the day -

      (This will take you to 'The Methodist Church Website')






      Loving God, I want to trust you, but I’m scared of getting hurt.

      I want to follow you, but my weakness makes me stumble.

      I want to soar high, but my doubts keep me firmly on the ground.

      I want to run far and fast but I lose strength at the first hurdle.

      I want to walk with you, but I grow tired so quickly.

      Give me the courage to face my fears.

      Give me the patience to follow where you lead me.

      Give me the stamina to keep going when things are tough.

      Give me a new strength. Amen


      Based on Isaiah 40:31; Christy-Anna Errington, Methodist Youth President, 2010/11

      From ‘Run the Race’ the Methodist Prayer Handbook 2011/2012





      Dear Lord,


      Give me enough tears to keep me human,

      Enough humour to keep me wise,

      Enough setbacks to keep me humble,

      Enough accomplishments to keep me confident,

      Enough patience to teach me waiting,

      Enough hope to teach me trusting,

      Enough friends to give me love,

      Enough memories to give me comfort.








      DEAR GOD


      I want to thank you for what you have already done in my life.

      I am not going to wait until things in my life look better –

      I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry –

      I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears –

      I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves –

      I am not going to wait until I get the job –

      I am not going to wait until the job gets easier –

      I am not going to wait until I understand every experience

      in my life that has caused me pain or grief;

      I am thanking you right now.

      I am thanking you because I am alive.

      I am thanking you because I made it through the day.

      I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

      I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

      Most of all, I’m thanking you, God…

      because you haven’t given up on me.










      Lord, guide me in the decisions I make today, large and small.

      Help me to weigh the effects they will have on others;

      Grant me courage in those which are difficult.

      Give me time to think before I act.

      In all that I say or think or do this day,

      Inspire me with your love and lead me into your truth.

      In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen





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