Prayer Ministry

Prayer Pond

Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy Ministry 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 every Monday is #PrayerMonday, an invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic physical and/or 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.

Prayer Pond

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

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.

You are invited to share your prayer request and/ or praise 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.

Jenny Jones

I am in desperate need of prayer covering. I have been struggling for months with depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I am being treated by a psychiatrist, but no counseling or therapy other than medication. Anxiety has been a lifelong battle, especially in regards to fears of abandonment and being alone. I rarely leave the house due to the chronic illnesses, sleeping 12+ hours and sometimes more. I rarely drive. Watch church service online but not the same. My husband and parents are all believers and pray over me often.

I struggle more than any other with the lies of Satan telling me I'm not ready to meet the Lord and so I pray multiple times seeking to know that I have salvation.

Received: January 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.


A roommate in the hospital I'm in now needs prayer. She was to start work as a hospital Chaplain in December. A fluke movement of her back has damaged nerves in her leg and foot. Next week she should have an operation -- with no guarantees for success. Waves of pain return over and over. The MRI can't find the source of the problem.

She has been preparing for this task as Hospital Chaplain for a long time. Now this.

I promised to send a prayer request around the world.

Received: January 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 9 times.


My husband is suffering from liver disease and today doctor told me that it’s end stage . Please I want prayers for his speedy recovery. I am a mom of two kids aged 14 years and 7 years and my husband is just 44 years old. I beg u to pray for his life . Which doctors say is very little now they say it’s just matter of days . They can’t help me . Please

Received: January 16, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 5 times.


I want to thank God for answering one of the prayer requests I posted in this group. My washing machine had developed a mold smell in it and all my clothes got a mold smell after washing in the machine. After months of trying different products other than bleach to get rid of smell, I used bleach which got rid of mold in machine. Yippee! I was sick for days after being exposed to the bleach because of my allergies, but now am better. I washed 3 loads and no mold smell came back. Praising God! I still get sick when in same room because of hot water heater which I bought recently and the paint that was used on it makes me dizzy. Now I need for God to show me how to cover up that paint so I don't get sick from it. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: January 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.


Please pray for me to be healed from: Pagets disease in my hip. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Received: January 10, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 21 times.

Kathy Khajeh-Noori

Thank you, Bettie G and everyone who has prayed for me! I had successful carotid "clean-out" surgery on the right side on December 27. My healing has been a rough road with much pain, and it has flared up my chronic pain issues in my head, neck, upper back and shoulders. I am doing my best to rest and let my body heal, and my daughter has been a big help for me (she lives with me). Please pray my healing continues to go well with reduced pain, as all I can use is tylenol. Also, the left side carotids will need to be done also, and I am hoping it can be put off for a couple months to give me time to get back on my feet. I am so grateful to God they found this problem before I had a small stroke or worse! And, again, I am grateful for prayer support through it.

Received: January 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 18 times.


I am 48 years old. One week before Thanksgiving I began having very noticeable and different than normal health issues which prompted me to be checked by my Family Physician. Preliminary tests are suggestive of cirrhosis of the liver. I've only consumed alcohol on rare occasion (less than 3-4 times a year). Since hearing this news, I've learned that cirrhosis can be caused by many other things than alcohol and immediately began lifestyle changes that are necessary for this diagnosis. I am waiting for more definitive tests to be run and the results of them. I'm very restricted in daily activities, tasks for and with my family due to my symptoms. I am afraid of the unknown and not being around for my family.

Received: January 6, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 5 times.

Bettie Gilbert

I have another urgent request for a friend with severe, advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis. Would you please pray for my friend Lisa, a retired missionary who lives in Finland now. She is having emergency surgery on Monday for a broken leg and the repair of her hip prosthesis after she fell early Sunday. Please pray for guidance for the surgeons and extra strength for Lisa to be able to heal from this major surgery.

Received: January 5, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Bettie Gilbert

Please pray for my friend Sherriann who has advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stills Disease. Both diseases have affected her heart, lungs, and liver so that the Doctors have little hope for her. She has almost died several times, but the Lord has pulled her through. Would you pray that her body would respond to treatment? Her husband, Nick, is also bearing a heavy load as he cares for her. Thank you so much for all of your prayers.

Received: December 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 21 times.


My mom went to the hospital because she was sick since Thanksgiving. She couldn't eat and was in pain.

We took her to the hospital and we stayed two days, Christmas eve and Christmas day. They drained 7 pounds of fluids from her stomach.

She and I are currently home waiting for the results of the fluids. The doctors suspect her cancer has returned.

My mom is a four time cancer survivor.

Please pray for God to intervene.

Received: December 28, 2019


#PrayerMonday is an invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness, and for each prayer request tossed into our Prayer Pond. We’ve created a Prayer Focus calendar and encourage you to sign-up and commit to praying during a specific hour – to link arms with us in bringing radical hope and compassionate change to the world through the power of prayer.

Please use the form below to sign up and commit to pray for the mission and ministry of Chronic Joy and those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness during a specific hour. You can sign up for multiple hours if you like by filling out the form again.

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Card Ministry

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.

And it’s simple to do!

Stop by the Prayer Pond and as you read through the requests, when God tugs at your heart, pause and pray, then consider writing a note, card or letter to encourage that person too.

Or let us choose. You write the note of encouragement and we’ll choose the recipient.

Send your card to: Card Ministry, c/o Chronic Joy, 1015 Lemira Circle, Waukesha, WI 53188 and we’ll send it on for you.

Would you like to receive a note of encouragement? We invite you to sign-up, and as our mailbox fills up, we’ll forward a little love to you.



sign-up to receive special mailings from us. You are our community and we would love to bless you with beautiful images, encouragement for your day, and the opportunity to inspire others. (Limited international delivery.)


Would you like to send a note or letter offering prayer and encouragement?  Mail your unsealed cards and letters to us and we will send them on to someone in our community.

Prayer Posts

Prayer Prompt | Dwelling: A Place Where People Live

Dwell The Cambridge English Dictionary gives us that simple definition for the word dwelling: a place where people live. And yet, we each also dwell within these physical forms--our human bodies that are inherently lonely. No one else can feel the precise emotions we feel. No other person can hear the words that rumble around in our minds. There is not another one who can feel the exact pain...

Prayer Prompt - Dwelling - A Place Where People Live

In A Small Place | God’s Love Poured Out

In a Small Place by Annie Johnson Flint Fret not because thy place is small,Thy service need not be,For thou canst make it all there isOf joy and ministry. The dewdrop, as the boundless sea,In God's great place has part;And this is all He asks of thee;Be faithful where thou art. In thee His mighty hand can showThe wonders of His grace,And He can make the humblest roomA high and holy place....

In A Small Place | God’s Love Poured Out

Volunteer Prayer Coordinator – Bettie Gilbert

Chronic Joy's New Volunteer Prayer Pond Coordinator We are delighted to officially welcome Bettie Gilbert as Chronic Joy's brand new Volunteer Prayer Coordinator!Bettie is a beautiful soul with a huge heart for prayer who has been with us since the very beginning. (You'll learn more of her story below.) Bettie will welcome and invite our community into prayer through Scripture, short prayers,...

Volunteer Prayer Coordinator – Bettie Gilbert

Prayer Books

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

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).

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? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. 

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.

The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the Steps of My Soul

Jill Briscoe

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.





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