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!
My son Jason had a massive heart attack on January 17 then had a stroke on January 31. Doctors didn’t think he’d live thought the weekend. He was in CCU for 62 days. He is only home now because of the danger of being in a hospital during this covid19 virus pandemic. He almost died six times and I truly believe that God saved him because of intense prayer. I pray daily for God to repair his heart. He is very frail, but I will never give up praying for a miracle. He is not a candidate for a heart transplant because he is allergic to the only drug used for transplant patients . He is also not candidate for another procedure because his heart is too small. Seems like everything against him, but God can save him. He has kept him alive this long.
Please pray for my son Jason, who is a wonderful person, that God will repair his damaged heart.
Received: April 16, 2020
Thanking God for His Mercy and Grace. Thanking Him for hearing the prayers of everyone!
I am awaiting His full healing; praying for everyone here and our whole world.
Blessings and Love
Received: April 16, 2020
For my son, Jesse, TO BE HEALED in JESUS NAME! I know that GOD is bigger than anything that this world throws at us. As a mother we are worrying about our children. Please pray that my son gets the treatment he needs, the right doctors, and that they actually seem him. May God bless my son.
Received: April 12, 2020
My sister in law has just given birth to a lovely son, but has discovered she has pancreatic cancer. Only 34 years of age, her son is two months old and is one of the best people I know. She has just started chemotherapy but is really struggling.
Received: April 9, 2020
Please pray for me I have Multiple Sclerosis and heart problems ! I have been so sick the last couple of days. Pray for me and my daughters who have autism they need their mother !
Received: April 7, 2020
I'm kind of desperate for prayer just now. I have generalized dystonia, but have had other all-body symptoms for around 6 months that turned out to rheumatoid arthritis.
I have not begun any treatments yet, due to coronavirus, but my rheumatologist will do a tele-health visit on,Thursday.
Meanwhile, I'm just flattened with pain, inflammation, fatigue, headache, etc. I manage about an hour's activity every day, but my chores and exercise are lying undone.
I don't have a support system as all my family lives elsewhere.
My walk with Christ is profoundly deep: no worries there!
But the inflammation is coming in flares and is making me miserable. And my brain is so fogged I can't read or write.
My quality of life is quite poor now.
I'm not asking for any specific prayer, just that God is merciful to me. He will sovereignly decide what that is.
I want to praise God for his deep faithfulness. It is a never-ending joy to me.
Thank you. God bless all on here.
Received: April 7, 2020
My grandson sorta went off the deep end all of a sudden he is 16 he started doing all kinds of things. Then he ran away from home because there was sooo much tension arguing? He started threatening his parents? Joined up with a gang ? The family has moved a lot out of stateS for fathers job! Sooo we managed to get him, went to a hospital, to a ranch where they care for troubled teens ! They say he has pre-manic symptoms and have him on drugs, which seems to help. He’s been in this facility for about 5-6 months and now they feel he’s ready to go home in a couple of days. His stepdad has been in the service 3 deployments, suffers from PTS. He could us our prayers also his name is Chris I pray they’re all ready? My daughter is very concerned. Of course there is lots of history, he left home because he said he hated he dad! They are getting ready to move into a home they just built ! Lots of prayer.
Received: April 7, 2020
I pray that God heals my friend, Joseph, of mental illness. I pray he delivers him and sets him free of his demons that he's battling with and that he returns back to the old him which is a warrior.
Received: April 6, 2020
My father, Edvard, has been sick for 12 days now. I don't know what wrong with him. He can't eat, he feels there is like a rock rolling on his chest. He's loosing a lot of weight. Please pray for God to heal him, pray for God to do a miracle for him. Whatever the sickness that he has for God to make it disappear in Jesus name Amen.
Received: April 5, 2020
I am praying for a complete and whole healing for my fiancé.Healing for his stomach and throat. He has ulcers in those places which makes it hard for him to eat. He is under weight and needs to gain weight to be healthy.
Received: April 4, 2020
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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.