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 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 16 times.

Gayl Wright

Please pray for my friend, Peggi, and her husband, Joe. He was diagnosed with cancer in the fall, had chemo and was cleared. Now another aggressive cancer has come. He has had chemo but now has high fevers and was taken to the hospital. They found his bowel is perforated and he needs emergency surgery. The doctor said he might not make it through. Peggi is not allowed to be at the hospital. Their two sons in the Marines are trying to get home.

Received: April 2, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 15 times.

Anonymous

Please help mw pray for my mum. She is seriously ill and has been ill for a long time. She seems to be giving up.

Received: April 1, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Elaine Weitz

Ken is going in for testing ( biopsy) today at noon by Thursday or Friday we should know what or if it is cancer? Well, I’m not going to be able to be with him during the time he’s there, I’m not happy. I don’t think he is either. We can use prayer, lots. ️Thank you. Bad time to have surgery!

Received: March 31, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

NENE

Please pray for miracle, complete healing and full recovery for my husband Julius who has cancer (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and in the state of paralysis right now. Please pray to our Lord Jesus that he will be given another chance to live and serve him. Please also pray for mighty financial provisions and all of his household will NEVER be afflicted of the COVID disease. Thank you very much and God bless.

Received: March 31, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 11 times.

Patricia Melton

Prayers for families.

Received: March 30, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 11 times.

Anonymous

My sister has a form of blood cancer. Presently she is going through a rough period in her journey and I request prayer for her and that God may be glorified in her cancer journey. That His will, not mine, will be done for His glory. I ask for her physical strength, spiritual strength and emotional peace.

Received: March 30, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Anonymous

I am 50 years old my health is very bad, I am alone and unemployed and feel no one cares. Please pray for me and for others who suffer.

Received: March 29, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 20 times.

Anonymous

My Mom has chronic digestive issues, interstitial cystitis (has to urinate 100 times per day), circulation problems, fibromyalgia (inflamed, aching joints), chronic back pain. She feels depressed because she cannot go anywhere without having a bathroom nearby. She feels very isolated, depressed and alone. Please pray for her healing of mind, body and spirit. Thank you.

Received: March 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 26 times.

Anonymous

Asking for prayers for healing upond myself and my daughter. I ask for prayer for her sickness to fade away and for her to feel better. I pray for healing upon myself and patience. I pray for everyone in this world going through hard times.

Received: March 25, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

Gayl Wright

UPDATE on my sister-in-law, Ruth. Her first few days home from the hospital were rough as she had trouble with some meds. That's been cleared up now and as of today she is feeling better, slowly regaining strength. She has a home health care nurse check on her several times a week and also physical therapy. Please pray for continued healing and strength. Thank you!

Received: March 22, 2020

#PrayerMonday 

#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.

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.  

CARD MINISTRY

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.)

CARD MINISTRY FOR TEENS & YA

Teens and 20-somethings would you be blessed to receive cards in the mail? Encouraging and inspiring #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox. Sign-up today!  (It’s safe and secure.) 

CARD MINISTRY

CJ Star wants kids to know just how much they are loved by Jesus. Would your child be blessed to receive cards in the mail? SIGN UP today. (It’s safe and secure.)

 

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...

“… 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

Praying: Our Savior, Jesus, Teaches Us How to Pray

Praying When we truly face the shape of our hearts, we can be overwhelmed by the lack that we feel. Sinful, weak, and weary are thoughts that easily come to mind as we carry such weights from our days. But we have a Father who loved us so deeply that He sent His Son to be our Savior in those weakest places. Our Savior felt every weakness we have ever faced, and took them all to the cross for...

Lord, teach us to pray.

Lifting Shame in our Praying

Anxiety and Shame in Chronic Illness   The day was sunny and beautiful as we drove into the parking lot, but I did not feel much beauty in my heart. In fact, sudden tears rose unbidden to the surface as the medical center came into view. I had been to this same parking lot many times in the past year, but I had carefully kept my back turned to the door that led to the Infusion Center....

Lent | Jesus, Our Savior

Lenten Season   The Season of Lent is a time of pausing and reflecting about what our Lord Jesus has won for us: New Life in God, the salvation of our souls! Every year we come around to this time again, pondering the weight of what Jesus bore for us. He gave His life so that we might live. Some faith traditions ask us to think of ways we can fast from our own wants to make the pausing...

Lenten Season - Jesus, Our Savior

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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