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 5 times.

Chronic Joy

Dear Father,

Thank You for the promise that echoes through time for us:

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.

Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. (Psalm 143:8)

When the darkness of night envelops our hearts, will You stir trust in us to wait for the morning of Your unfailing love? Thank You that the night cannot cover up Your light, for the morning will always come. Help us to lift our eyes to You when we cannot see the way ahead. We lift our prayers to You now and entrust our very lives to You today.

In the name of Your son, Jesus, we pray,

Amen

Received: August 12, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 36 times.

Kathi

I struggle with food addiction. I really need to lose some weight and get healthier as I have arthritis in my knees and feet and the extra weight is adding stress. Pray that I can overcome this battle, eat healthier, and overcome my food issues. Thank you. Kathi

Received: August 6, 2019

This prayer has been answered!

Prayed for 15 times.

Bettie G

Thank you for all who have prayed for me in my search for a new Rheumatologist. I think the Lord may have led me to an understanding and compassionate Rheumatologist, who also referred me to a Neurologist for further testing. I am scheduled for an MRI of the brain this Thursday, August 8. I so appreciate prayers for that, as we try to look further into why my body has not accepted any of the RA meds.

Received: August 4, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 7 times.

Chronic Joy

Would you join us as we pray this week?

Dear Lord,

Thank You that You see the weakness that we feel, and You are aware of the anxieties that overwhelm our hearts:

“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’

your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.

When anxiety was great within me,

your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:18-19

Oh, Father, thank You that You hear our cries, and You send Your unfailing love to support our stumbling feet. Thank You that You don’t leave us in our fears and anxieties, but You bring us Your own consolations. So, Lord, we lift up those we love today, and ask for Your consolation to cover their anxieties also. We pray for those who feel that they cannot take another step without stumbling. May Your unfailing love support them even now. Our praises rise to You as we rest in Your deep heart of love.

In the name of Jesus we pray,

Amen.

Received: August 4, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Gail G.

I wanted to thank God again for answering my need for a new air purifier. I'm so thankful that He provided someone to buy it for me. it was delivered last Friday. Also, I have been in need for a new room heater for winter. It had to be stainless steel and no paint on it. There is only 1 company that makes the type I need and it is $1,000. I was so blessed the other day when my cousin offered to buy me a brand new one and it's being shipped to me for delivery on Monday!!! wow, I'm so grateful! I have been through long trials of needs not being met and I'm so grateful God for providing these needs. thanks everyone for your prayers!

Received: August 3, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Anna

I wrote a note a few weeks ago, and from he bottom of my heart I want to THANK those of you who have prayed for me. I am touched that people I don't even know have prayed for me and whoever you are, please feel my gratitude to you. I feel a little hope some days but don't feel a huge breakthrough yet, but I do FEEL the prayers and I keep asking Jesus for HOPE. My husband and I especially need hope to trust Jesus for financial stress this has placed on us, after all these years of chronic and all those surgeries..there has never been a break medically. But HOPE is a powerful thing and so again, I want to THANK those of you who prayed and I want you to know that I am also whispering prayers for the other requests that have been submitted. ~ Anna

Received: August 1, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 38 times.

Michele

I have various autoimmune conditions that are flaring up. I also have a daughter who feels ill regularly but doctors have not found out why. Please pray for endurance and encouragement for us both. Thank you!

Received: July 29, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 5 times.

Chronic Joy

Dear Heavenly Father,

May we lift up our prayers to You, even as King Solomon spoke his requests:

“And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need,” 1 Kings 8:59

Thank You that You see the need that we carry each day. Help us to trust You for provision. Thank You that You alone can uphold the cause of Your servants. Help us to long for Your justice to be seen. Thank You that day and night You hear the words we bring before You. Help us to come near to You with our requests. We are humbled and grateful that Your Word still holds true for us today.

In the name of Your son, Jesus, we pray,

Amen.

Received: July 28, 2019

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.

Gail G

I want to thank everyone for praying for the ability for me to eat more food. Nothing has changed yet, but I wait in faith for God to move. I do have another request for prayer. I need a new roof for house and have no money to pay for one. I ask that God will open a door for financial help to pay for another one. Thank you. and may God meet all the needs posted here.

Received: July 27, 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.  

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

CJ Star and the Sunshine Squad want kids to know just how much they are loved by Jesus. Bright, engaging characters bring laughter, delight, and sunshine to an even difficult day. SIGN-UP your child (and their siblings) today. (Safe and secure.) 

FREE PRAYER PRINTABLES

INVITATION TO PRAYER

“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...

“… 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...

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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.”...

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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).

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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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