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 my friend, Andy, who has chronic depression and possibly other chronic issues. He needs salvation and he really needs help with his mental health. He is my ex-boyfriend, and he decided to walk away from our relationship in part because I have Chronic Lyme, and he does not believe in it. Please pray that God would soften his heart and his pride.
Received: April 30, 2020
I am suffering with severe cfids/me. The brain fog is getting worse and I need prayer for the chronically loud, torturous ticking & ringing in ears from Tinnitus. I also suffer with head & body pain. I am bed/sofa bound. Thank you for each & every prayer on my behalf too.
Received: April 30, 2020
I am asking for prayers for my beloved brother. He suffered a massive stroke last September, 2019. He is a diabetic and is now on dialysis. He has been on a trach and feeding tube. While recovering he has been transferred 3 times from short term nursing facilities because of inadequate care. While at recent nursing home he was diagnosed with Covid 19 virus and transferred to the hospital with penumonia. We are heartbroken that we can't be with him and all we can do is pray.
Received: April 27, 2020
Please pray for my marriage. I have dealt with chronic illness since 2014. My husband and I have been married since 2013. He has decided to walk out on me and our family. He wants to be happy and away from me he says he has less anxiety and anger. Please pray for restoration for our marriage. I also pray that he will look to God.
Received: April 23, 2020
Please pray for my dear writing friend, Terry. She has dealt with chronic illness and pain for over 20 years, and just lost her husband, her primary caregiver, to Covid-19. Would you pray for God's comfort and strength during this great loss she is suffering? Thank you.
Received: April 23, 2020
Please pray that God, Jesus, God's Motherly Love and the Holy Spirit provide for and fill my family's need for Doctor, Medical Care, Medications and Daily Needs. In Jesus Name
Received: April 22, 2020
oops, I accidentally hit "answered" button for this request. I'm still waiting for God to answer it. I'm reposting it.The food allergies I am battling have gotten worse and I can only tolerate 1 brand of tuna and white rice. Anything else I try to eat will cause my face to swell and lungs to hurt. Since I battle hypoglycemia I have weakness and shakiness. God has always come through in the past so I'm looking to Him to intervene and give me direction. I am now battling dizziness and can't get out of bed much. thanks so much and hugs to you all
Received: April 22, 2020
Thank you for your prayers as I undergo Immunotherapy Treatment for the recurrence/ spreading of my cancer. I am struggling with emotional exhaustion and limited physical energy as I try to care for myself and my loved one with Dementia. I appreciate your prayers and support!
Received: April 21, 2020
This prayer has been answered!
I thank everyone for your prayers in the past. I need more prayer. The food allergies I am battling have gotten worse and I can only tolerate 1 brand of tuna and white rice. Anything else I try to eat will cause my face to swell and lungs to hurt. Since I battle hypoglycemia I have weakness and shakiness. God has always come through in the past so I'm looking to Him to intervene and give me direction. I am now battling dizziness and can't get out of bed much. thanks so much and hugs to you all.
Received: April 19, 2020
Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing all our prayers.
Waiting on His continuous healing...
Praying for everyone here and praying for the world.
Blessings and love
Received: April 17, 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
Christmas: Little children light up with a glow of excitement when the word is mentioned. The word itself has become a season all its own. But why is it that the word “Christmas” stirs in our hearts a longing for gathering together and rejoicing?
When we seek to cultivate a joyous sense of thankfulness, it will change everything, our hearts, our outlook, and our prayers.
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.
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.