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 illness and 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.
“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
But what happens when chronic pain drives you to your bed, day after day. What happens when you feel the sting of the night-time hours’ of loneliness? What happens when you have searched for answers but found none? Welcome to the world that is a much-too-common-normal for many chronic illness sufferers.
Is this world of chronic illness a place where life is stunted? Or could there be a hidden intimacy with our Lord not seen before? Perhaps it is precisely the place where prayers are born. Could it be that the unrelenting pain is what might cause us to cry out to our God for His help?
In this place of crying-out, there is a longing in our soul that rises from the deep places. The Scriptures speak of “Deep calling out to deep,” Psalm 42:7 and “Hear the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 28:2 But sometimes those vague terms can cause us to flounder in our weaknesses and set aside the call to prayer. As you long for a way to find expression for your heart-longings, join us at on the Let’s Pray page to find help and explanations of different types of Biblical prayers:
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. May He bring a fullness to your praying as you pause with Him now.
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. What an honor to realize that every time we click that button, the person who submitted the request will get an email notifying them that “Someone just prayed for you.” We can lift our prayers in the night hours, in the hot sun of noon, or at the dawn of the morning, and He will hear us.
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Psalm 55:17 KJV
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!
Please pray for healing from headache and fatigue. Need Hope & Purpose & financial provision from God and the right balance between contending for prayer and accepting chronic pain and limitations. Thank you, God Bless.
Received: October 12, 2020
I am suffering severe pain, my tailbone has two bulging discs in it, I just found out after years of pain.. it’s effecting me severely, my sleep, eating etc.
Please pray for healing of my body and my appt w/ a specialist to be sooner than a month on their schedule, as I suffer day and night waiting to get help. May Jesus intervene please, and get this horrible affliction over with. He already paid for this pain on the cross..
Received: October 10, 2020
Asking for prayers for the son of a family friend. He is in his early teens and he is admitted to hospital for acute pancreatitis.
Second prayer request for another little boy we know (age 5.) He is going through chemo for leukemia and was diagnosed with liver failure today.
Received: October 7, 2020
I just want to Thank Everyone who has prayed for me! It's Great to be a part of Chronic Joy and to share, lift up and encourage one another! It's tough when you grieve for a part of your life that's been lost! It's also very comforting to know you are NOT ALONE!
And it is Joy Unspeakable when God draws us close and Speaks to us in that Still Small Voice and tell us We are Loved and We Are His Beloved Sons and Daughters!!
Received: October 4, 2020
Thank you for your prayers. 9/2020 has been very difficult. On 9/11, my best friend died after surgery. Ordinarily, we would have attended his memorial in Phoenix, AZ, and then stayed with his wife, who is blind. On 9/19, my brother-in-law died after a 10-year illness. Ordinarily, Karen and I would have traveled to Littlerock, AK, for the memorial service. Then we would have stayed to help my sister, but we had to decline. And finally, my brain disease is making it difficult to write or speak.
Received: September 30, 2020
Please pray for my dear friend, Kim who is valiantly caring for her sister only 56 who has cancer tumors on her spine and lungs. Also; she cares for her mother who is also ill. I ask for prayers for Kim for the power, strength and grace to continue her compassionate care and love. I also lift up her sister, Sharon who is such a beautiful person- suffering enormous pain amplified by radical radiation therapy. I pray she can experience the deep peace and ease through the gift of Jesus’ holy hand.
Received: September 26, 2020
Thank you for all the little notes and stuff you send it makes me feel pretty happy! I am sleeping a bit better but I still need prayer for energy for the day. I also still want prayer to heal my relationships and prayer for family and friends. Thank you for all you do!
Received: September 25, 2020
Thank you for your prayers for my past requests, and for the snail mail notes! They are appreciated! Please pray for my health, as I've had to stop my Immunotherapy cancer treatment due to an adverse reaction and hospitalization this summer. Also, please pray for my stress as I help my loved one with dementia. Many thanks!
Received: September 24, 2020
Healing for my intestines and jaw and anxiety and degenerative bone disease and spine and ribs and back.
I am terrified for now it is difficult to walk. My husband is ill and needs me. He can’t walk very well.
Please sweet Jesus, just enough relief to help my husband and keep up with the house.
Received: September 21, 2020
I was in a bad truck wreck crashed side to side which pulled the driveshaft out from under our truck! And it caused cramping in my low back and leg pain! Lots of Drs and Tests for the last 7 years and no real answers for all the nerve pain! Had A two level fussion Surgery. Did not help. Some days not so bad, today was not a good day because of nerve pain, muscle pain and numbness and leg weakness!
(Believing for God to do Great Things one way or another!!) Please Pray!
Received: September 19, 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
I cannot wish away this pain ... cannot get away from this broken body ... But what I can do is ... turn my sickness and pain into an offering.
Prayer prompts with Scriptures that lead us in praying for peace. Jesus brings us true peace as we pray to Him.
Those of us who walk this chronic illness pathway share a fellowship we may not have known had we remained healthy. We share in the deep comfort of Christ.
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.