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 23 times.

Bettie Gilbert

Please pray for my friend Carla who fell yesterday, and had to have emergency surgery this morning for a hip replacement. She has diabetes, asthma, and multiple severe allergies. Please pray for God's strength and protection.

Received: July 3, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 31 times.

Molly

Please pray for my mother and me, who have battled Lyme disease for many years. I think we are both feeling a lot of discouragement lately, and we need strength and hope.

I‘d also like to share a praise that God really brought me through the pain of a breakup in which my boyfriend left me, in part, due to my illness.

Received: July 1, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 34 times.

Anonymous

My 25-year old son was just admitted to the hospital for a currently undiagnosed mental illness that has plagued him and his family for two years. This once happy, kind, intelligent young man has turned angry and scared. Please pray that the mental health professionals can help him and make him realize he needs their help to live a happy and productive life. Thank you.

Received: June 30, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 19 times.

Pastor Garrrett

Please pray that God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God's Motherly Love fills our homes, lives and hearts with JESUS, blesses us ... as we bring our home and family in closer obedience to the Bible's God (Jesus).

Received: June 28, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 28 times.

Taja

My brother is mentally ill. He won't go in to get diagnosed. After a couple people, he has landed living with mom and me. He refuses to work for anyone. He divorced his wife, quit his job and left his kids. My mom is 85 and most days he acts like a child mentality. So frustrated with him. We need a break through to get him help.

Received: June 27, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 38 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for my son Mark. He just had his 7th surgery in 22 months for the same condition that the doctors are just baffled as to whether it is a chronic disease at the root of this sudden onset at age 24 and which continues 2 years later to this day. He was supposed to have a colonoscopy to help with the diagnosis but it has to be delayed due to the unexpected 7th emergency surgery. Please pray for his wound's healing and the wisdom of the doctors. Thank you so much.

Received: June 18, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 33 times.

Dawn McCandless

Please pray for my Grandson Jakey. He's only 3 and has lost his Mother and Father. He is being tested for Autism and he has an eating disorder that makes him not want to eat at all. Would please LIFT him up to our Lord and Savior so he can carry this to his Father? Thank you so much. I am praying for everyone's needs

Received: June 17, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 29 times.

Peter Deeks

Please pray that God blesses my family and I with His Divine Healing and that God prevents any attacks against us and that God blesses us with His Perfect Peace, Sweet Healing and Deliverance. In Jesus Name

Received: June 15, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 37 times.

Patricia Evans

Please pray for our country and its leaders .That there will be peace among everyone.

2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV.

Thank you.

Received: June 15, 2020

I prayed for this

Prayed for 39 times.

Anonymous

Please pray for me and my husband (we're 60) ... as we deal with extremely challenging circumstances with our adult daughter (29) who has severe Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Rage Tantrums, and other undiagnosed mental illness. She refuses medication. She is being evaluated for autism. After numerous learning-related evaluations throughout her life, autism was never diagnosed ... only ADHD, Anxiety, and Mood Disorder. She has had to return home (from another city where she wants to return, but there are many complications) due to Covid-related unemployment. A recent psychologist said her first impression after 2 sessions was BiPolar and Multiple Personality ... which our daughter rejects. We are seeking help for ourselves to cope with her behavior and mental health, but she will not accept any of our rules, requests, or recommendations for medical or psychological interveition in our city. We need an exit strategy out of this situation!!

Received: June 15, 2020

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 something to be said for the hollow place inside us that's made to worship the One who made us. After...

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.” 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.

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).

LEARN MORE.

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.

LEARN MORE.

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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