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!
Thank you for your generosity & praying for me! I felt the love of strangers and this community ️
Received: August 24, 2020
I wrote a prayer request for my son Jason on April 16, 2020.
He had a massive heart attack on January 17, 2020 and had a stroke on January 31.
He passed away on July 28th- his wife’s birthday. He was 42 years old and he died on her 42nd birthday.
I want to thank everyone who said a prayer for him. He suffered very much but there were also good days too. He never walked again , but in his last few months at home under hospice care , he was able to be with his children and his wife.
Received: August 24, 2020
I am grateful you prayed for me when I had terrible spasms in my low back and could not sit. It is better and grateful I can sit for meals or read for a bit. Please pray for me, I have widespread nerve pain, especially my legs, and travelling up my back. I feel on fire internally a lot. My electrolyte and kidney function went through a very rough patch and I am having difficulty controlling my blood pressure. I felt the arms of Jesus around me earlier this week. Thank you.
Received: August 23, 2020
Please pray for A who has a chronic illness and symptoms of hep. C. She has another illness unspoken I don’t know if it’s bothering her. Thank you
Received: August 22, 2020
This prayer request is for my husband Mark. He was in a bike accident late May. He ruptured his spleen in 7 places. He passed out twice & the Doctor called a code crimson which means he was bleeding out internally. The Doctors patched him up & he spent 7 days in the hospital losing 28 pounds. His last CT still showed a lot of blood on the spleen. The trauma surgeon told us he can not get an infection or get sick, because he won't be able to fight it & will die! Please pray for total healing.
Received: August 21, 2020
Hello all~ I’m new here and have been living about 2 1/2 years now with cfs, fibro, vestibular migraine and other illnesses.
Grateful to know this ministry and that it exists!
Please pray for my joy and perseverance ~it’s an isolated time and this part of my journey is very hard right now ~ thank you
Received: August 20, 2020
Please pray for my brother Lester. He hurt his leg and he lives alone. He is in alot of pain. He is in his 60. Please pray for healing. Thank you for praying.
Received: August 18, 2020
My 11 year old daughter who was born with a heart condition is going in for a cardiac catheterization on Monday, August 24 and will also have a test at the same time to check on her enlarged liver. Please pray with me for the procedure to go smoothly with no complications, a quick and uneventful recovery, and results of healing positive changes in both her heart and liver. We appreciate all prayers. Thank you very much!
Received: August 17, 2020
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
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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.
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