Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.
The words of Romans 12:12 guide our daily steps: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Our joy is in Jesus, our hope is for Jesus, our patience is from Jesus, He is with us in all affliction, and it is through Him that we pray to our Heavenly Father.
Join us in the ministry of prayer. Privately and securely share your prayer requests, pray with us for the ministry and community of Chronic Joy, and/or become a Chronic Joy prayer partner.
It’s Our Honor to Pray for You!
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.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
Invitation to Prayer | March 2019 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. (Psalm 54:4) Have you ever felt empty - with absolutely nothing left to give? Have you tried everything, yet nothing seems to help? Perhaps the isolation and simple survival of life with chronic...
Invitation to Prayer | February 2019 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning;my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak. I am the...
Invitation to Prayer | January 2019 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. (Exodus 14:14) What a promise and what a challenge! Be still when the world says take charge, run faster, push harder, do more, make it happen - whatever it is. Just do it! Yet, isn't it like God to tell...
Become a Prayer Partner
At Chronic Joy, we are passionate about prayer. That’s why every Monday is #PrayerMonday, when we invite all those affected by chronic physical or mental illness to share their prayer requests with our prayer team.
It one of our greatest privileges to pray for each person who reaches out and for every request. Daily, we thank God for the gift of our growing community, the mission and ministry of Chronic Joy, and for His faithful leadership.
Are you a Prayer Warrior?
Have you been looking for a way to serve, to love on and encourage others from the comfort your own home or even from your hospital room? Has God been tugging on your heart, inviting you to lift your fellow chronic illness warriors before Him in prayer?
We’d love to link arms with you!
Want to Know More?
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. All we need is a brief (2 or 3 sentence introduction) telling us a little bit about yourself, and your heartfelt commitment to join us in praying for the requests of our community.
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Inspired by the ancient teachings of St. Anthony and the Desert Fathers,The Way of the Heart clears before us 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).
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri’s thoughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.
The conversations between Jill Briscoe and her Father in Heaven are intimate, warm, and full of surprises. For many years Jill has given herself in obedience to a public ministry that has often been costly and exhausting. In addition, she has an extensive network of family members for whom she feels acutely responsible. To cope with these many pressures, Jill has found joy in stretches of candid, personal, intercessory prayer, which forms the basis for the conversations in this book.
This collection of short stories, reflections, and poems from Jill Briscoe centers on the theme of our relationship with God, and how that relationship must be our daily priority in good times and bad.