Prayer Ministry

Prayer Pond

Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy Ministry.

Welcome to the Chronic Joy Ministry 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 35 times.

Catherine Atherton

Please Pray for salvation for my family and healing for my daughters, Kathleen who has depression and Sandy who has a heart defect. And I need healing from pain in my stomach, from coeliac disease. please pray for James to come home safely from Spain and for his finances to be released so we can get married and buy a house and for us to be a witness to other people.

Please pray that my books ... [would] be a witness of God's Love.

Thank you.

From Catherine

Received: May 29, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.


Your prayers have upheld me during a difficult time. Thank you! I continue to request prayer for strength, wisdom, and energy as I deal with cancer treatment and the care of my loved one with dementia.

Received: May 29, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.


I am bed bound and it is my birthday next week. Please pray God blesses the day with his presence.

I also have a medical issue which I have been given medicine for but it hasn't worked, the next step is going into hospital for tests. Please pray the medication will work after all so I don’t have to go into hospital.

My mum who also has chronic illness has to make a decision by next week as to whether to go ahead with a treatment or go a different route.

Please pray that the phone connection is better when she talks to the consultant as it was so bad last time and couldn’t hear the consultant properly.

Received: May 28, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Karen S.

Please pray that the Lord will comfort this dear family and draw each one of them closer to Him, as they grieve the loss of their beloved family leader, Mark Quinn, who died on 05.22.20 from sudden complications associated with lymphoma & bone marrow cancer, and who they are laying to rest this week.

For my sister, Julie Quinn, grieving the death of the love of her life for over 40 years.

For their 2 children, Clayton & Katie, and granddaughter, Zoey, grieving their devoted father, "Pop".

For Mark's mother, Marlene; sisters: Sharon and Mary Ellen; nieces/nephews: Philip, Lauren, Ashley

Received: May 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.


Lord, I pray that the plan you have for our family and myself, the plan of marriage in good faith, trust, truth, loyalty, faithfulness, good health, no financial worries, safety and protection. That we build our own home with you together... that our children will be safe and protected, successful always in all of their lives always. I pray lord that let your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.

Thank you Lord for everything in our lives all you have given and blessed us with and will have. Thank you for your strength to continue our journey. Thank you for always being with us. I pray for blessing and miracles for all our family, our friends, our neighbors, and all we know. Lord help everyone person in their lives. Thank you. Amen.

Received: May 25, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.


Having problems sleeping and is now causing some anxiety. I have been sleeping in my recliner and feel afraid to go to bed. I have been trying to give this fear over to the Lord.

Received: May 24, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 21 times.

Karen S.

Please pray for my sister Julie and her husband Mark, who has fought a hard battle with leukemia and bone marrow cancer. After months of chemo, he and the donor (his son) had been cleared for a bone marrow transplant in June. But 2 days ago, Mark experienced a sudden and devastating downturn. Today, the hospital has released him into hospice homecare. They have two children and a granddaughter. Pray for meaningful family time together, and that God will draw the family closer to Him through this tender time of saying goodbyes. Pray also for assurance of Salvation.

Received: May 21, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 35 times.


In Oregon we are in stay home/stay safe until July 6th. We have been in this mode since March 8th. I missing family & friends so much. My anxiety is very high. I am unmotivated and teary. Please pray for peace and strength to get through the next month and a half with peace & calmness. Thank you

Received: May 19, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 40 times.


Prayer request for our marriage there was infidelity we are both hurting. We have separated. Pray for our restoration of our union. Pray for god to lead us both and restore our hearts. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Received: May 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 22 times.


I am having yet another allergic reaction to a medication. This time it's to the sedative given before today's MRI. Would you pray it calms down so that I don't have to go to the ER? And that I would give my treatment into God's hands again, for however long HE says this process must last? Thank you so much.

Received: May 15, 2020

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.

And it’s simple to do!

Stop by the Prayer Pond and as you read through the requests, when God tugs at your heart, pause and pray, then consider writing a note, card or letter to encourage that person too.

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.  


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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

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.” Psalm 46:7 It is a verse that has been on repeat in my heart through these many weeks of turmoil. While...

The Lord is with us

Someone Just Prayed for You in the Midst of the Hard

Someone just prayed for you.   The hour was late, and I was feeling the weight of pain as I rushed to get ready to leave. Yet another medication, along with the disease itself, had caused strange side effects for me. But this time, the on-call nurse told me to get into the ER as soon as I could. This particular reaction was one to be taken very seriously. I sent off a few quick prayer...

Someone just prayed for you.

Leading: God is my Guide and Safety

  Leading Are you someone who enjoys planning your calendar weeks and months ahead? My days used to be full that way. Oh, I still have a digital calendar where I keep track of important appointments. But ever since chronic illness came upon the scene, I am much better at keeping a “To-Done-List” (no matter how small it might seem,) instead of a “To-Do-List.” When the days ahead seem to be...

Leading: God Is My Guide and Safety

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. This book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.


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.


The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes: Conversations with God on the Steps of My Soul

Jill Briscoe

This collection of short stories, reflections, and poems from Jill Briscoe centers on the theme of our relationship with God, and how that relationship must be our daily priority in good times and bad.






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