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!
Prayer for healing - emotionally, cognitively, and developmentally and healing for sleep patterns and heal mentally -heal thoughts and memory and restore ability to read and remember and restore energy levels and help get good work that I can do long term. Help me lose weight and exercise/bike ride.
Received: June 15, 2020
I hope to move to a living space that is accessible for both me and my mother, who is in her 70s with anxiety and depression but mobile without walking aid. I have mobility challenge and need to use walking aids. I am an only child and need to provide caregiving for my mother. I have been her primary caregiver since my father passed away in 1994. I have MS and it became difficult for me to continue caregiving for my mother when my disease became progressive in 2016. I pray that God arrange for us to live with someone who can help me share my caregiving responsibility for my mother. We currently live in our apartment, and hope to sell it to purchase an accessible house with another person with whom we share the property.
Received: June 15, 2020
I’m suffering neurological problems from Lyme disease, the worst of which is screaming tinnitus that torments me day and night. I take medications that should help and am thankful that changes are happening, but it still gets pretty bad. Please pray that all the bad in me dissipate and that I can finally have a lasting silence in my head
Received: June 13, 2020
I have a an MRI showing heigtened activity in the cervical and thoracic spine, with a question of demylination or MS. I am 56 years old, and have suffered for over a year with neuropathy, and an unknown autoimmue conditition.
Right now my low back is in spasm, I was riding a bike earlier this month and trying to walk short distances daily. I know Jesus is my strength and my savior, he has restored my brain function and kidney function. Please pray for my low back so I can sit up and play a game, or sleep. I am dealing with so much already. I know God has a purpose for me being here. I ask for healing of my nerves and spine. I am grateful you are offering this service to us. It gives me much hope. I know in the past I have prayed with much faith for those whose marriages were suffering, those in ill health, even a dog! I feel God has used me as a vehicle so many times. I have faced darkness, wondering why I am suffering so much, and have prayed for relief many times. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with you. With love and gratitude, Colette
Received: June 12, 2020
I have a praise report. I am sleeping better. Thanks to everyone for who prayed for me. It is so encouraging to get a notice in my email indicating someone prayed for me. Blessing to all Chronic Joy prayer warriors. Edna
Received: June 6, 2020
Please pray for my uncle Jim. Firstly, he needs Jesus. He's an old man with cancer who recently went to the ER. He has fluid around his heart and lungs. His wife Donna depends on him. You see she's legally blind, in a wheelchair and diabetic.
Received: June 4, 2020
Please pray for my 16 year old daughter. She has been suffering for a year and doctor’s can’t find reasonable cause as to why her body isn’t responding to treatment like it should be. She has endured so many tests and procedures with no improvements. She has been feeling overwhelmed and depressed. She said she wished that Jesus could reach down and hug her.
Please pray for her healing and for me that I might have the wisdom to help her. I can’t sleep at night -I worry so much about her. Thank you.
Received: May 31, 2020
Please Pray for salvation for my family and healing for my daughters, Kathleen who has depression and Sandy who has a heart defect. And I need healing from pain in my stomach, from coeliac disease. please pray for James to come home safely from Spain and for his finances to be released so we can get married and buy a house and for us to be a witness to other people.
Please pray that my books ... [would] be a witness of God's Love.
Received: May 29, 2020
Your prayers have upheld me during a difficult time. Thank you! I continue to request prayer for strength, wisdom, and energy as I deal with cancer treatment and the care of my loved one with dementia.
Received: May 29, 2020
I am bed bound and it is my birthday next week. Please pray God blesses the day with his presence.
I also have a medical issue which I have been given medicine for but it hasn't worked, the next step is going into hospital for tests. Please pray the medication will work after all so I don’t have to go into hospital.
My mum who also has chronic illness has to make a decision by next week as to whether to go ahead with a treatment or go a different route.
Please pray that the phone connection is better when she talks to the consultant as it was so bad last time and couldn’t hear the consultant properly.
Received: May 28, 2020
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
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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.
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...
Leading Are you someone who enjoys planning your calendar weeks and months ahead? My days used to be full that way. Oh, I still have a digital calendar where I keep track of important appointments. But ever since chronic illness came upon the scene, I am much better at keeping a “To-Done-List” (no matter how small it might seem,) instead of a “To-Do-List.” When the days ahead seem to be...
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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. This book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.
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.
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.