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 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.

 

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.

“For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20

Prayer Pond

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!


I prayed for this

Prayed for 37 times.

Anonymous

My husband is suffering from liver disease and today doctor told me that it’s end stage . Please I want prayers for his speedy recovery. I am a mom of two kids aged 14 years and 7 years and my husband is just 44 years old. I beg u to pray for his life . Which doctors say is very little now they say it’s just matter of days . They can’t help me . Please

Received: January 16, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 5 times.

GAIL GODWIN

I want to thank God for answering one of the prayer requests I posted in this group. My washing machine had developed a mold smell in it and all my clothes got a mold smell after washing in the machine. After months of trying different products other than bleach to get rid of smell, I used bleach which got rid of mold in machine. Yippee! I was sick for days after being exposed to the bleach because of my allergies, but now am better. I washed 3 loads and no mold smell came back. Praising God! I still get sick when in same room because of hot water heater which I bought recently and the paint that was used on it makes me dizzy. Now I need for God to show me how to cover up that paint so I don't get sick from it. Thank you for your prayers.

Received: January 11, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me to be healed from: Pagets disease in my hip. Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Received: January 10, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Kathy Khajeh-Noori

Thank you, Bettie G and everyone who has prayed for me! I had successful carotid "clean-out" surgery on the right side on December 27. My healing has been a rough road with much pain, and it has flared up my chronic pain issues in my head, neck, upper back and shoulders. I am doing my best to rest and let my body heal, and my daughter has been a big help for me (she lives with me). Please pray my healing continues to go well with reduced pain, as all I can use is tylenol. Also, the left side carotids will need to be done also, and I am hoping it can be put off for a couple months to give me time to get back on my feet. I am so grateful to God they found this problem before I had a small stroke or worse! And, again, I am grateful for prayer support through it.

Received: January 6, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Anonymous

I am 48 years old. One week before Thanksgiving I began having very noticeable and different than normal health issues which prompted me to be checked by my Family Physician. Preliminary tests are suggestive of cirrhosis of the liver. I've only consumed alcohol on rare occasion (less than 3-4 times a year). Since hearing this news, I've learned that cirrhosis can be caused by many other things than alcohol and immediately began lifestyle changes that are necessary for this diagnosis. I am waiting for more definitive tests to be run and the results of them. I'm very restricted in daily activities, tasks for and with my family due to my symptoms. I am afraid of the unknown and not being around for my family.

Received: January 6, 2020

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 5 times.

Bettie Gilbert

I have another urgent request for a friend with severe, advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis. Would you please pray for my friend Lisa, a retired missionary who lives in Finland now. She is having emergency surgery on Monday for a broken leg and the repair of her hip prosthesis after she fell early Sunday. Please pray for guidance for the surgeons and extra strength for Lisa to be able to heal from this major surgery.

Received: January 5, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 23 times.

Bettie Gilbert

Please pray for my friend Sherriann who has advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stills Disease. Both diseases have affected her heart, lungs, and liver so that the Doctors have little hope for her. She has almost died several times, but the Lord has pulled her through. Would you pray that her body would respond to treatment? Her husband, Nick, is also bearing a heavy load as he cares for her. Thank you so much for all of your prayers.

Received: December 30, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Anonymous

My mom went to the hospital because she was sick since Thanksgiving. She couldn't eat and was in pain.

We took her to the hospital and we stayed two days, Christmas eve and Christmas day. They drained 7 pounds of fluids from her stomach.

She and I are currently home waiting for the results of the fluids. The doctors suspect her cancer has returned.

My mom is a four time cancer survivor.

Please pray for God to intervene.

Received: December 28, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 27 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me (mentally/physically). My anxiety is causing me a lot of problems and has lowered my quality of life. I also have chronic illness which makes me scared to leave the house, try anything different, or even eat sometimes. Plus, I feel physically unwell even on a car ride. I need this torment to stop so I can enjoy my life in peace. Thank you, in advance, for praying.

Received: December 22, 2019

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

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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

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.  

ADULTS

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 & YA

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.) 

CHILDREN

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FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES

Prayer Posts

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).

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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.

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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.

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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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