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 that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit actively heal my family and me of all known and unknown sicknesses and diseases and that He continues to abundantly bless and guide us. In Jesus Name
Received: April 4, 2020
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 too healing for his stomach. 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: April 4, 2020
I have a person that is so dear to my heart .I take her as another daughter .She was in remission last year and a month ago the cancer came back in her bones.Please pray for Gods healing and strength for the treatments she has to endure.I know God as a healer He healed me from cancer 31 years ago.I know the power of pray and what it can do.Please pray for my friend.
Received: April 3, 2020
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
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
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
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
Prayers for families.
Received: March 30, 2020
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 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
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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.