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 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.

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 4 times.

Larry Miller

I'm 80 and have suffered from Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) since 2002. AS is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine. It has involved other parts of my body, such as my shoulders, hips, knees, neck, pelvis, eyes (uveitis 2016) heart (2 strokes 2019 and 2020) , lungs (collapsed lung (2016), spinal fusion (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015). I have a wonderful wife and son and his family. Karen and I will celebrate our 56th wedding anniversary12/19/2020. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: September 13, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 8 times.


praying for this anxiety episode to end soon. Im tired and its draining. I feel bad for my family who have to constantly reassure me. I want to be back at my normal place. I am blessed and I know that I am. I want to feel so. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: September 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Grace Thompson

I have Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and IBS and have good and bad times with it. Recently though I have had flares and depression has been hitting me, as well as fear of getting worse and being a burden on others. Sometimes I just wish I didn't have to live with it. Please pray for acceptance, emotional resilience and God's presence to be strong with me. Thank you so much!

Received: September 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.


Could you please pray for my friend Sherry who has multiple chronic illnesses. Her doctor wants to test her for leukemia and other things that Sherry doesn't even want to know about as she is so stressed from it. Please pray for good results, that there would be no leukemia and thst Sherry would have peace and rest. Thank you so much.

Received: September 3, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 5 times.


We are visiting my younger son for the weekend for the first time since last Christmas due to covid. Please pray for a blessed family time, that God would strengthen family bonds and that He would ne at the center of everything we do. Thank you so much!!!

Received: September 3, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 12 times.


Hi! I just sent an e-mail to my church about starting a chronic illness small group or community. I'm a little apprehensive about their response, but they are usually open to new ideas. If you could pray for God to do a great thing with all of this, that would be great! Thanks so much!!

Received: September 3, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 19 times.


Please pray for me. I am in so much pain and the new therapy isn’t getting me out of it. My husband is angry and giving up on me.

It makes me want to give up.

I’m discouraged, sad, and don’t want to keep fighting and failing. Can’t sleep at night and have no life or joy, Just disappointments one after another. Very sad life..

need Jesus to answer

Received: August 28, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.


I have had a very long journey with health issues. Over thirty years. Thankfully known Jesus the entire time. Have had a rough 2 weeks. Feeling weary.

Please pray my trust in Father God will remain as I fiercely cling to Him. I’m very grateful for the Body of Christ. I don’t have family. Very grateful for the people in my life.

Thank you for praying.

Received: August 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.


Please pray for my cousin with severe brain tumor. He is only 35 with 2 years old son. Thank you.

Received: August 26, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 13 times.


Thank you for your generosity & praying for me! I felt the love of strangers and this community ️

Received: August 24, 2020

You Get Mail!

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.  


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 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.) 


CJ Star and the Sunshine 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. SIGN-UP your child (and their siblings) today. (Safe and secure.) 



“Today, see each problem as an invitation to prayer.” John Ortberg

As God invites you into prayer, encourage a dear one with a #PenToPaper note of encouragement. Tuck this FREE Prayer Guide in the envelope.


“… prayer is my place of surrender.” Brenda Bradfort Ottinger

Prayer is… Explore many inspiring quotes about the mystery of prayer. As you pray send a little #PenToPaper prayer to those God puts on your heart. Tuck this FREE Prayer is… printable in the envelope.

Prayer Posts

Praising in the Midst of Our Pain

Praise Rising Have you ever looked outside, breathed in the fresh air of God’s touch, and suddenly felt praise rising up from some unknown place inside you? Have you ever seen beauty that takes your breath away or felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is...


Praising in the midst of pain

Creation: Our Lord has Shown Himself Strong for Us

Do you ever feel that this world, our world, is spinning off its axis? If you have received an email or card mailed to you this month from the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond, you might have received this verse included with your note: “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”...


The Lord is with us

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).


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.


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.


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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