Prayer Ministry

Prayer Pond

Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy® Prayer Pond, where you can share your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. At Chronic Joy, we’re passionate about prayer. That’s why we extend a warm invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic illness and mental illness, and for each prayer request tossed into our Prayer Pond. Whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.

 

How often we hear, “Prayer is the least I can do,” when in reality, prayer is the most we can do. As we connect with our Heavenly Father and with one another in prayer, our serving hearts both grow and thrive.

“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20

Prayer Pond

But what happens when chronic pain drives you to your bed, day after day. What happens when you feel the sting of the night-time hours’ of loneliness?  What happens when you have searched for answers but found none?  Welcome to the world that is a much-too-common-normal for many chronic illness sufferers.

Is this world of chronic illness a place where life is stunted? Or could there be a hidden intimacy with our Lord not seen before? Perhaps it is precisely the place where prayers are born. Could it be that the unrelenting pain is what might cause us to cry out to our God for His help?

In this place of crying-out, there is a longing in our soul that rises from the deep places. The Scriptures speak of “Deep calling out to deep,” Psalm 42:7 and “Hear the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 28:2 But sometimes those vague terms can cause us to flounder in our weaknesses and set aside the call to prayer. As you long for a way to find expression for your heart-longings, join us at on the Let’s Pray page to find help and explanations of different types of Biblical prayers:

 

You are a precious, vital member of the Kingdom of God and of this community. We’re glad you’re here. Grateful for your presence. Blessed to lift you in prayer.

May God bless you and keep you today and always. May He bring a fullness to your praying as you pause with Him now.

Before you leave today, please #PrayItForward by lifting up one or more of the requests in front of yours. Then be sure to click the “I PRAYED FOR THIS” button to let the requester know you prayed for them. What an honor to realize that every time we click that button, the person who submitted the request will get an email notifying them that “Someone just prayed for you.”  We can lift our prayers in the night hours, in the hot sun of noon, or at the dawn of the morning, and He will hear us.

“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17 KJV

Thanks to everyone for who prayed for me.  It is so encouraging to get a notice in my email indicating someone prayed for me.  Blessings to all Chronic Joy prayer warriors.Edna

You are invited to share your prayer requests and praises related to chronic illness to our Prayer Pond using the form below. Once your note is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free visit us often and share updates!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 1 time.

Jeff Warner

Please put back the health into Patrick.

Stop the agonizing pain in his head. Also help his emotion to become calm & relaxed again. Freedom from the anger & worries he has.

Let him and I have a closer relationship in kindness and respect. Help my job to have hours and work I need.

Grant me good health for work today.

You give us the love Jehovah I return that love AMEN

Received: October 22, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 1 time.

Jennifer

My family is going through an extremely difficult time. Please pray for our anxiety to lessen, and for a positive outcome for this situation.

Received: October 21, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 1 time.

Larry Miller

Yesterday I awakened with pain @ 12 0n a scale of 1 to 10. Blood pressure 178 85. I was so weak I could

not walk more than 3 steps with my cane. CT scan of abdomen. Should know findings latter this morning

Thank you for your prayers.

Received: October 20, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Cindee Snider Re

Dear Chronic Joy community, I am in need of your prayer tonight - truth be told, I have been since this flare began nearly 6 months ago. I'm not quite sure what to ask, but I'm experiencing an intensity of symptoms, different in kind and severity than any I've experienced before. Yet what we don't know, our Heavenly Father does. So tonight, I stand with you, wherever you are, without words, but with a heart of love, and groans the Spirit Himself will form into words for the Father's ear.

Received: October 14, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Kimberly Dunn

I have struggled with depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder since my early twenties. Most days I can muddle through, but here lately I have been struggling more. I am a lifelong Christian and believe in the power of prayer. I realize when I may be weak, those who may be stronger can stand in the gap for me with prayer. I truly do appreciate it.

Received: October 14, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 12 times.

Colette Macleod

Please pray for my dear friend Sharon, who is battling lung cancer, only 56 years old. She now has a blood clot blocking a major artery, and requires surgury. She is in a fragile state, and has chosen to undergo a risky procedure to put in a stint. I pray for the mercy, grace and ease of the Holy Spirit to surround her, to lessen her pain. I ask for continued prayers for strength for my friend, Kim who is by her side caring for her.

Received: October 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Jennifer Lucas

I need prayers for my finances, health, and friendships.

I'm a loner, no support, care, off work til further notice, extremely stressed.

I have a number of illnesses.

Just looking for likeminded people to talk to for encouragement, support, etc.

Thank you

Received: October 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 12 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for my strength and determination to overcome my depression. I knew the doctors lifted up so they can have guidance of how to help me.

I have suffered from depression and anxiety and it is causing issues with my college schoolwork and private life. I want to get better.

Received: October 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 11 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for healing from headache and fatigue. Need Hope & Purpose & financial provision from God and the right balance between contending for prayer and accepting chronic pain and limitations. Thank you, God Bless.

Received: October 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Donna

I am suffering severe pain, my tailbone has two bulging discs in it, I just found out after years of pain.. it’s effecting me severely, my sleep, eating etc.

Please pray for healing of my body and my appt w/ a specialist to be sooner than a month on their schedule, as I suffer day and night waiting to get help. May Jesus intervene please, and get this horrible affliction over with. He already paid for this pain on the cross..

Received: October 10, 2020

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Would you like to offer a kind word, encouragement, an inspiring quote, or prayer to a fellow chronic illness traveller? On hard days when it seems almost impossible to take one more step, sometimes it soothes the spirit to extend ourselves a bit. Writing a note to a fellow traveller could be just that.

Who do you know that you could bless with a note of encouragement? Ask God who you could send a little #PenToPaper love, then just write from the heart – a scripture verse, an inspiring quote, a prayer, and/or a few few short sentences to brighten someone’s day. If you need a little inspiration to get you started, scroll down to the prayer printables for some great ideas

Would you like to receive notes of encouragement? We invite you to sign-up, so encouraging and inspiring #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox.  

ADULTS

We would love to bless you with inspiring images, encouraging words, and an opportunity to share a little #PenToPaper love with others. Sign-up today to receive your own beautifully-designed, free, snail mail packets. (*Limited international delivery.)

TEENS & YA

Teens and young adults, we invite you to sign-up for #PenToPaper packets designed especially for you. Fun, edgy, and transformational snail mail will wing its way to your mailbox several times a year. Sign-up today, and invite a friend!  (Safe and secure.) 

CHILDREN

CJ Star and the Sonshine Squad want kids to know just how much they are loved by Jesus. Bright, engaging characters bring laughter, delight, and sunshine to an even difficult day. Parents SIGN-UP your child (and their siblings) today. (Safe and secure.) 

FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES

Prayer Posts

Prayer Books

The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence

Henri J.M. Nouwen

Discover a spiritual path consisting of three stepping-stones: Solitude (learning not to be alone but to be alone with God); Silence (the discipline by which the inner fire of God is tended and kept alive); and Prayer (standing in the presence of God with the mind in the heart).

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Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Ruth Haley Barton

Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Dive deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.

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Prayer That Works

Prayer That Works

Jill Briscoe

Through studying the lives of Elijah and Elisha (1 Kings 17-19 and parts of 2 Kings), readers will be challenged to pray bold prayers rather than settle for meek prayers not offered in deep faith. Readers will learn to cultivate their prayer lives, surrender to God's timing, and plan and persist when prayers seem to go unanswered.

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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Timothy Keller

Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

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