Prayer Ministry

Prayer Pond

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 physical and/or 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.
How often we hear, “Prayer is the least I can do,” when in reality, prayer is the most we can do. As we connect with our Heavenly Father and with one another in prayer, our serving hearts both grow and thrive.

Prayer Pond

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!

I prayed for this

Prayed for 17 times.

Bettie Gilbert

This is an update to the prayer request I just sent a few moments ago for my friend Gayl Wright. Her son, Stephen, is in the presence of Jesus now. Please pray for the entire family as they grieve this heavy loss.

Received: November 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 3 times.

Bettie Gilbert

This is an urgent request for my friend, Gayl Wright. Her son with Muscular Dystrophy took a turn for the worst, and he had to be rushed to the hospital on Wednesday evening with Congestive Heart Failure. Tonight they almost lost him, and have now moved him to ICU. Please pray for God to intervene and cover them all with His grace. Thank you for your prayers!

Received: November 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Michael Johannes Beier

Please pray for me to be healed from: chronic kidney malfunction, anemia, heart and brain problems, urinating problems. Thanks so much

Received: November 29, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.


I have a young friend, she’ll be 12 the end of December who was just diagnosed with diabetes. Pray for her and her family as they make the adjustments that this journey requires. Thank you.

Received: November 25, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 14 times.

Bettie Gilbert

This is an update and praise report on my sister-in-law Joyce. Back in May, I asked for prayer because she had been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She was on several rounds of chemo all summer and fall before they could even operate. Today she had surgery to remove the tumor, and the surgeon reported that all of her lymph nodes are clear, with no spreading cancer. Praise God! She is in recovery now and will need several weeks to recuperate. Thank you so much for all of your prayers!

Received: November 22, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.


Hi there fellow believers! I am a 36 year old mother of three boys, 7, 3 and 4 month old - I’m nursing him . I’ve been having chest pain. Went to the ER and all the tests were fun but two weeks later and I still have the pain. I have an apt with my doctor on 11/21/19. He’s talking about CAT scans and such. Needless to say, I am gripped with fear and anxiety of the worst. I am asking God for healing and that it is nothing serious. I am asking the LORD for a long long life with my family. And I am asking Him for HIS peace! Please join me in these prayers and for whatever else HE puts on your hearts! Thank you all!

Received: November 20, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 40 times.


Healing for my intestines and jaw and anxiety and degenerative bone disease and pelvis

Received: November 19, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Gail P Godwin

I need a new heater for this cold weather. I have a brand new one that was given to me but it has a smell coming from it when it heats up and giving me allergy symptoms so I can't use it. It's all metal like I need but still having breathing problems when it's turned on. I'm in Florida but the last 2 days it's been down in 50 degree temps. The inside temp in my house is 70 degrees which is making me so cold. I've tried to buy another heater but all of them have some kind of plastic on them which makes me sick. The other request is still that I don't have enough food to eat. You all have already been praying for this need that I posted several months ago, but nothing has changed and still losing weight and feeling weaker each day. I need God to touch my body. God Bless you all!

Received: November 18, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Pam Owens

I want to praise our Father for little steps of healing grace that I have seen from Him in these past few weeks. Thank you so much my brothers and sisters in Christ for your prayers. God is moving and I feel Him working. Praise His name forever!

Received: November 11, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.


This ME space is like no other I've ever walked in. I've know grief walks and "normal" illness walks of my own and family members but this, this unknowing space beats them all. Simply put could you pray that I will indeed trust with all my heart what I can't understand, so that I then hear the Father say this is how you should walk in this space. Thank you.

Received: November 4, 2019

You Get Mail!

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

Would you like to receive notes of encouragement? We invite you to sign-up, so encouraging and inspiring #PenToPaper snail mail and other fun printed materials can find their way to your mailbox.  


We would love to bless you with inspiring images, encouraging words, and an opportunity to share a little #PenToPaper love with others. Sign-up today to receive your own beautifully-designed, free, snail mail packets. (*Limited international delivery.)


Teens and young adults, we invite you to sign-up for #PenToPaper packets designed especially for you. Fun, edgy, and transformational snail mail will wing its way to your mailbox several times a year. Sign-up today, and invite a friend!  (Safe and secure.) 


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“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.

Prayer Posts

Praising in the Midst of Our Pain

Praise Rising Have you ever looked outside, breathed in the fresh air of God’s touch, and suddenly felt praise rising up from some unknown place inside you? Have you ever seen beauty that takes your breath away or felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is...


Praising in the midst of pain

Creation: Our Lord has Shown Himself Strong for Us

Do you ever feel that this world, our world, is spinning off its axis? If you have received an email or card mailed to you this month from the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond, you might have received this verse included with your note: “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”...


The Lord is with us

Prayer Books

The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence

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).


Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

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.


Prayer That Works

Prayer That Works

Jill Briscoe

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.


Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Timothy Keller

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.






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