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 30 times.


I have a condition called complex regional pain syndrome. I have found a very expensive treatment out of state. High success rate of remission. Please pray for financial provision and for me.

Received: July 26, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.


Please pray for my son Mark who is having tests on Monday the 27th with the hopes of getting to the root cause of his many health issues. Praying that the Lord will guide the doctor's hands and be his eyes as he attempts to help my son so maybe he can get to the cause and manage the conditions. Praying for all of you as well-- so many are suffering and it can be overwhelming without the support we all give each other. So grateful for this ministry.

Received: July 24, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.


In April my 12 year old daughter Nevaeh was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal abnormality. She also has a very long list of health issues (seizures, digestive issues, chronic pain, heart murmur, anxiety, etc.). My mom passed away in January & my dad a few weeks ago. She absolutely loved my parents & has been having a very tough time with grief process.

Received: July 22, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.


I pray that God leads and guides me, keeps my strength and also continues to look on Joe.

Received: July 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.


Please pray that the results for Barretts Esophagus for me are only mild and also can be managed by certain foods.

Also please pray that I get my dream job soon, and for a safe delivery of my Daughters 2nd baby. x many thanks

Received: July 13, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.


I am having a CT scan this week to determine the extent of my cancer. I see the Oncologist next week to discuss further treatment. I am asking for prayers that the cancer hasn't spread, and that I can continue with Immunotherapy. Also, prayers as I try to care for my loved one with dementia. Thanks.

Received: July 12, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Bettie G

I am scheduled for a high-speed radio wave ablation for nerve pain in my head on Monday morning. In order to reduce the risk of bleeding, the Doctors had me stop the only pain med my body will tolerate, since it's an aspirin derivative. I'm in a lot of fibro & RA pain now, and I would so appreciate your prayers this week. You are all such blessings to me.

Received: July 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 26 times.


Please include my husband Daniel in your prayers he is currently at the hospital for his bipolar treatment. He has episode of depression and anxiety. I believe in prayer specially collective prayer. Also include me so God will give me grace to carry through this challenging times. I also will pray for everyone here as well who needs prayers. Thank you.

Received: July 8, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

Diane Sutton

I've suffered from m.e fibromyalgia systemic candida for over twenty years. I'm also struggling with deep depression at the moment, so bad I'm not coping with simple every day tasks. I don't have the strength to overcome all of this. I need a miracle.

Received: July 8, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 24 times.


Hello. Please pray for me as I am suffering from severe schizophrenia and it is overpowering me and my life. Please help me and pray that God heals me from it completely and quickly, even as soon as possible if you would.

Received: July 8, 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.) 


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“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 something to be said for the hollow place inside us that's made to worship the One who made us. After...

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.” Psalm 46:7 It is a verse that has been on repeat in my heart through these many weeks of turmoil. While...

The Lord is with us

Someone Just Prayed for You in the Midst of the Hard

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...

Someone just prayed for you.

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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