Prayer Pond • Your Safe Harbor for Prayer.

Prayer Pond


The Prayer Pond is your safe harbor for prayer. Share prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise.

It’s safe, secure, and always without judgment.

What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! (Psalm 107:30 NLT)



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.

You are invited 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, loss, joy, hope, or grief, prayer ripples beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.

We often 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 grow and thrive.

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




What happens when chronic pain drives us to bed day after day?

What happens when we feel the weight of loneliness?

What happens when we’ve searched for answers, but found none?

Many of us have felt the sting of wounding in the very places we sought safety. Sadly, even as we have requested prayer, some of us have been met with words cloaked in shame, judgment, or condemnation.

At the Prayer Pond, we invite Jesus to meet our heavy hearts with His Good Word.




In Christ, we always have a safe harbor to come to just as we are.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)

The old-fashioned word in the middle of the verse – supplication – simply means to humbly ask. Jesus will never turn us away. In fact, He specifically asks us to bring our requests to God. As we lift our hearts, He lifts every burden, wrapping us in peace.

Is this world of chronic illness a place where life is stunted or could there be a hidden gift of intimacy with our Lord not seen before? Perhaps that is precisely the place where prayers are born.

Could it be that the unrelenting pain is exactly what causes us to cry out to God for help?

We believe chronic illness invites us to shelter under Christ’s outstretched wings. Jesus is present in our unrelenting pain, where His own sweet breath becomes our every prayer, for in this place of crying out, hidden longings are lifted up to Him and the Spirit moves to intercede in and through His Presence in us.




There is a longing in our souls that rises from the deep places, of “deep calling out to deep” (Psalm 42:7), as we long for God to “Hear the voice of [our] supplications.” (Psalm 28:2)

Sometimes those vague terms cause us to flounder and set aside His call to prayer. Yet what if this safe harbor for prayer is also a safe harbor to learn how to pray, to express the vague and unnamed feelings lingering in our hearts? 


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Join us at the Let’s Pray page, a safe and inviting harbor to explore a breadth and depth of prayer.

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Share Your Prayer Requests at the Prayer Pond

You’re invited to share your prayer requests in a judgment-free zone. While we love to pray for you by name, we’ve included an anonymous option, because we understand that sometimes just the effort to share a request is vulnerable and hard.

At Chronic Joy®, you are prayed for, and every request is prayed over. If you share your address with us (which is always kept confidential) we would love to send you a note of encouragement.

Before you leave the Prayer Pond, please #PrayItForward by lifting others’ requests. When you click the “I PRAYED FOR THIS” button, the requester will get an email saying, “Someone just prayed for you.” What an honor to love and serve one another in prayer!

Whenever we pray – on sleepless nights, in the heat of the day, or as dawn breaks on a new day, God 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) 

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.

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

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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 5 times.

Jennifer Muldoon

Please pray for my mom, Brenda. She had her left leg amputated due to bacteria. She's still on dialysis.

Received: May 18, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.

Dora Linda Benavidez

Please pray for me and my depression and feeling paranoia. I have a lot of trauma and don't feel well.

Received: May 13, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 16 times.


I feel anxiety, depression, and just traumatized from a lot that has happened to me in life. It feels like a rollercoaster of emotions that I really don't want. Please pray for me.

Received: May 11, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.

Larry Miller

My eyesight is still at risk after 11 months of treatment (uveitis), thus my rheumatologist and ophthalmologist recommended 6 more weeks of Acthar injections twice a week. I have three weeks remaining, but my inflammation is becoming worse. My autoimmune illness, ankylosing spondylitis, is to blame for my uveitis. God will make a way when there is no way. Thanks for your concern and prayers.

Received: May 8, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.


I suffer from anxiety disorder which is genetic. I am on several meds. I have been praying for years. I need a miracle.

Received: May 7, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 32 times.


My adult son is severely depressed. He has gotten himself into a situation that has brought him great sadness. He is not seeking professional help - he doesn't think he is ill. Please pray with me that he will begin to see that he needs to get help and is worthy of living a good life.

Received: May 3, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.


I would appreciate prayer as I've just been diagnosed with Shingles. The added pain on top of my usual chronic pain is a large burden right now. I'm so grateful for this place of gathered prayer!

Received: April 22, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 41 times.


My anxiety is affecting my ability to see my partner rightly and causes me to dwell on the negative, often negative things that aren’t even reality. Please pray for clarity of mind and a thankful heart amidst anxiety that would bring me back to the reality of God’s goodness in my life.

Received: April 20, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 59 times.

Cheryl Martin

I found out the situation with kidneys is more serious than I thought. My nephrologist suspects that I have renal tubular acidosis. All I know right now is what I am reading online, but it looks like I am even more in danger of kidney failure. I have tried 2 different treatments for it several times with the same results as every other med, so had to get off of it. Prayers of course are very much appreciated.

Received: April 2, 2022

I prayed for this

Prayed for 44 times.

Larryī Miller

Karen & I consulted with our neurologist yesterday concerning the progression of behaviors because of Karen's brain injury. He refers us to a specialist who will test Karen over three days. Hope to complete them by month-end. Karen's memory problems, confusion, & disorientation are growing more serious, increasing her fall risk & falls. I need to be here anytime she is awake. Fortunately, she sleeps until noon giving me the morning to go to the doctors, health, fitness & aquatic center.

Received: April 2, 2022

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Chronic Joy® devotionals are an invitation to take one gentle step, to pray in a comforting and familiar or perhaps new-to-you way, or to cry out on behalf of one precious life today … maybe even yours.

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"Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us." Henri Nouwen


"Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him." St. Augustine


Tiny Raindrops

I love to serve and be available for God, but over the past few years, there have been some necessary changes due to my illnesses. It frustrates me that what I am now able to offer seems like just a tiny raindrop. But I’ve come to see that our tiny raindrops of service can be like a crashing waterfall to God.


"I’ve come to see that our tiny raindrops of service can be like a crashing waterfall to God." Kara Plett

Wait on the Lord: Living in the Waiting

Waiting on the Lord should be an active decision of putting our trust in Him. In the waiting, then, we simply continue to live. We continue to create. We continue to love. We continue to learn and grow and do.


"But those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

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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Beside Still Waters: Words of Comfort for the Soul

Beside Still Waters: Words of Comfort for the Soul

Charles H. Spurgeon

This devotional is an inspired collection of Scripture-based readings that offer daily encouragement for dealing with illness, loss, depression, anxiety, and other personal problems.

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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

In their churches and schools, Christians are taught that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God, but few receive instruction or guidance on 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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