Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.
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!
This is an update to say THANK YOU to all who prayed for me last month for the Radio Frequency Ablation on my Occipital Neuralgia. I have finally begun to see some pain relief from those very heavy head pains! Praise the Lord. I know your prayers were so important! I am still praying for God's grace to carry me through these days of minimal treatments for my RA and Fibro. You are all so dear to my heart!
Received: August 14, 2020
Please pray the Lord uses the therapies that I feel I was sent by him to do, and heal me.
Pray he reveals exactly what’s wrong or just heals it, that I may wake up one day and not be doubled over and be free: “by his wounds I am healed”!
Received: August 11, 2020
Prayers for family to get money to have AC fixed and for healing sleep and being able to sleep through the night without waking up and feeling restored/having restorative rest.
Received: August 11, 2020
Please pray for me for healing of mind and spirit-heal my thoughts and help me read and remember and help me get a good job and be able to succeed at it and keep it for a long time. Pray that my art business... and finances. Help me be creative and have plenty of energy for exercise and biking and the ability to lose weight. Pray for my friendships and relationships.
Received: August 10, 2020
I’m back with a prayer request
In pain at 3:30 am.
PLEASE pray this pain is healed, it’s the most sensitive area of the body, where all the nerves meet at the pelvis and a nerve is pinching waking me up, can barely breathe from the pain. Pray Jesus hears my cries of years in this pain. I get help w/ therapist and pain comes back while sleeping. I get so sad. I want to believe Jesus can heal this. I want his love again to care for me and free me of this affliction and don’t let it come back! Please stop the pain Jesus
I need prayers please
Received: August 8, 2020
Please pray for my healing of my twisted sacrum pressing on a nerve, locking up muscles that NEED to let go and work, for vital organs to keep functioning. I won’t mention what, but it’s horrific, and I’ve been misdiagnosed for 10 years. A new therapy I’m starting by a therapist that gets it finally, might help IF the Lord will bless it and free me from this unbearable affliction. It’s vital to be fixed for my survival.
And after this long, I need relief in being healed or passing away. Either way, it’s been too long, and suffering has been too much on a human body & broken spirit.
Received: August 5, 2020
Hello everyone. I am back with prayer requests for my son Mark who is on his way to the ER once again (8 and counting) with a serious and painful infection for which there is a procedure to help alleviate it and the pain but for which we have no root cause.
These are new doctors, a new hospital, and a new infection. Will you join me in praying for healing, for the doctors' wisdom, and for Mark's and my husband's protection from COVID while we try to navigate his illness in and out of hospitals and surgery centers.
I cherish your prayers. Thank you.
Received: August 5, 2020
I have chronic, intractable back pain. I pray for relief from pain and how to bring glory to God thru all the pain.
Received: August 3, 2020
Hi, i am having severe insomnia. Could you please pray that i could get a good night's sleep every night? Thank you very much.
Received: August 2, 2020
I have a mostly undiagnosed, progressive condition which has become very distressing. Thankfully I have found a wonderful nurse-practitioner who has been committed to getting to the bottom of it. It centers around extreme sensitivity to and inability to tolerate any medicines - they make my symptoms of progressively tightening muscles and uncontrollable jittery hyper feelings much worse. I have had a severe flare after trying a med that used to help me and have not recovered from it. I know God gives us a future and a hope and is greater than all of this. Please pray for recovery and healing, for God to reveal what this is, clear the confusion and for the appointments and tests the NP has set up to have good results.
Received: July 29, 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
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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES
INVITATION TO PRAYER
“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.
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 something to be said for the hollow place inside us that's made to worship the One who made us. After...
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.” Psalm 46:7 It is a verse that has been on repeat in my heart through these many weeks of turmoil. While...
Someone just prayed for you. The hour was late, and I was feeling the weight of pain as I rushed to get ready to leave. Yet another medication, along with the disease itself, had caused strange side effects for me. But this time, the on-call nurse told me to get into the ER as soon as I could. This particular reaction was one to be taken very seriously. I sent off a few quick prayer...
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).
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.
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.
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.